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Accident: 109556.015 - Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Falling Sheetrock

Accident: 109556.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/17/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1349561.01509/27/2018Mgm Drywall Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on September 17, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a dr ywall company, were preparing to install drywall inside a new two-story resident ial structure, a multiemployer construction project. Employee #1 was in the liv ing room area and walking along a 1-foot gap between a stack of drywall sheets l ain horizontally on the floor and a stack of 10 to 12 sheets of .625-inch thick, 4 feet by 12 feet sheetrock leaning against a wall. The stack of sheetrock, wh ich was secured by a metal wire, toppled over and pinned Employee #1's legs agai nst the drywall stack. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and treated for a fractured lower leg. He remained hospitalized for eight days.
Keywords: drywall, falling object, fracture, installing, leg, pinned, residential construction, sheetrock, struck by, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1349561.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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