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Accident: 102702.015 - Employee Falls From Ledge And Incurs Internal Injuries

Accident: 102702.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 01/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1289173.01501/29/2018Mag Insulation, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on January 22, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an insulation company, was working at a multiemployer building construction site. He was working from a 2-foot wide ledge when his self-retracting life line (personal fall arrest system) locked up and pulled him off the ledge. Employee #1 fell and struck a stair railing before impacting a lower level, a fall height of 8 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for internal injuries of the intestine and colon.
Keywords: ppe, equipment failure, guardrail, insulator, material handling, fall protection, fall, struck against, torso, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1289173.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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