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Accident: 105879.015 - Employee Falls When Lift'S Guardrail Collapses, Breaks Multi

Accident: 105879.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318179.01505/21/2018Horizon Drywall Incorporated
At 2:00 p.m. on May 18, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a drywall company, was wo rking at a multiemployer construction project, a new commercial building. He wa s working from a scissor lift and leaning against the lift's top guardrail as he screwed drywall sheet to the ceiling. The guardrail broke and collapsed, and E mployee #1 fell and struck the concrete surface, a fall height of 34 feet. Emer gency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple fractures to his head and shoulder areas.
Keywords: aerial lift, ceiling panel, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, head, shoulder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1318179.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist: 24
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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