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Accident: 104532.015 - Employee Installing Insulation Falls, Strikes Neck And Is In

Accident: 104532.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 03/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1307123.01504/06/2018United Insulators, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on March 31, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an insulation company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new residential townhouse. He was standing on drywall and using it as a working surface as he installed insulation. The drywall broke, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 7 feet. As he fell, he hit his neck on the edge of a staircase. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for his injuries. At the time of this report, Employee #1 was paralyzed from the neck down.
Keywords: paralysis, residential construction, neck, insulator, work surface, equipment failure, fall protection, installing, fall, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1307123.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Other Insulation Workers FallDist:
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FatCause: Other

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