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Accident: 110219.015 - Employee Falls From Truss And Incurs Contusions To Back And

Accident: 110219.015 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 10/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1354465.01510/19/2018Empire Structural Group, Llc.
At 12:00 a.m. on October 19, 2018, an employee was standing on a nine and a half inch wide truss, used as planking to bridge a nine foot gap, while breaking asphalt with a powered hammer. At some point, the employee fell eight feet and landed on asphalt debris. The employee received multiple contusions to the back and neck and was hospitalized.
Keywords: truss, back, contusion, fall protection, neck, fall, bridging, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1354465.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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