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Accident: 110052.015 - Employee Fractures Both Knees In Fall

Accident: 110052.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 10/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1353201.01510/15/2018Mrg Construction Llc.
At 9:00 a.m. on October 12, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was applying surfacing to the exterior of a three-story multifamily apartment building. He was straddling a guardrail and leaning over to nail plywood to th e building. The guardrail was not fully secured to the building, and it swung o utward. Employee #1 fell and struck the concrete surface, a fall height of 11 f eet. He was wearing a fall protection harness, but there was too much slack in the lifeline, and it failed to arrest his fall. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for fractures of both knees and lacerations to his right hand and chin.
Keywords: equipment failure, face, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, hand, knee, laceration, leaning over, nail, residential construction, structural collapse, unsecured, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1353201.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior cladding

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