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Accident: 102527.015 - Employee Falls From Unsecured Joist And Fractures Spine

Accident: 102527.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282229.01511/20/2017222 Builders
At 10:00 a.m. on November 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in exterior carpentry work, erecting wood framing, at a single family residential construction project. He was walking on a ceiling joist, not knowing that the joist was not secured at one end. The joist and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 13 feet. Employee #1 drove himself to the nearest emergency care center. From there, he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured spine.
Keywords: unsecured, residential construction, joist, wood erection, fall, fall protection, fracture, carpenter, walking surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1282229.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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