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Accident: 104278.015 - Employee Falls When Scaffold Tips Over And Fractures Wrist

Accident: 104278.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 12/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284476.01512/21/2017Drywall Services Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on December 21, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a drywall construction company, was engaged in drywall installation at a multiemployer project, a two-story commercial building. He was working on a baker scaffold when a steel bolt holding one of the scaffold's casters sheered off, and the scaffold tipped over. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 6 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractured right wrist.
Keywords: structural collapse, fall, fall protection, scaffold, fracture, falling object, construction, wrist, bolt, caster
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1284476.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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