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Accident: 106478.015 - Employee Falls And Lacerates Liver When Balcony Guardrail Co

Accident: 106478.015 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 06/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1322641.01506/08/2018Frosty'S Decks And Rails, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on June 7, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a specialty construction company, was checking welding on a third-floor balcony at a three-story multifam ily residential structure. As he leaned against the balcony guardrail, the rail ing disconnected and collapsed, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 27 feet. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admit ted and treated for fall-related injuries, including a laceration to the liver.
Keywords: collapse, fall, fall protection, guardrail, laceration, liver, residential construction, structural collapse, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 27
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1322641.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist: 27
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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