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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 working at a multiemployer construction project, a new commercial building. He was 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 Employee #1 fell and struck the concrete surface, a fall height of 34 feet. Emergency 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: shoulder, fall protection, guardrail, head, fracture, equipment failure, ceiling panel, aerial lift, fall, construction
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 Concussion Drywall installers FallDist:
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FatCause: Other

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