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Accident: 103715.015 - Employee Falls When Guardrail Fails And Fractures Leg/Ankle

Accident: 103715.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 12/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300466.01501/08/2018Usi Powers Insulation
At 2:30 p.m. on December 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an insulation company , was working at a multiemployer construction project, a seven-story multifamily residential structure. He was leaning on a guardrail when the rail failed and he fell to a paved parking lot, a fall height of 12 feet. Emergency services we re called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treate d for fractures to his leg and ankle.
Keywords: ankle, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, leg, residential construction, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   7 65
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1300466.015 44 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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