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Accident: 104055.015 - New Trainee Falls From Top Plate And Sustains A Concussion

Accident: 104055.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277583.01511/15/2017Holframe Inc
At 3:15 p.m. on November 10, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a home builder, were engaged in framing work for a new single-family residence. Employee #1 had just been hired as a carpenter apprentice, and Coworker #1, the foreman, had been instructed to provide training. They, along with two other coworkers, were standing on the structure's top plates and rolling and setting up trusses across the top plates. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell backwards, a fall height of approximately 12 feet. Employee #1 initially stated to the foreman that he was not injured. As the foreman drove Employee #1 home, Employee #1 asked to be taken to the hospital. When they arrived, he was admitted and treated for a concussion as well as injuries to his arm, leg, and torso.
Keywords: truss, wood erection, concussion, fall protection, lost balance, residential construction, installing, fall, carpenter, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1277583.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Concussion FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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