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Accident: 110649.015 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Collapsed Makeshift Sca

Accident: 110649.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/25/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1357709.01511/02/2018Rnr Carpentry, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on October 25, 2018, an employee and coworker constructed a makeshift scaffold using two inch by six foot boards nailed to a window jam to support a twelve inch plank board for a working surface while working on the facsia of a single family home. At some point, the nails pulled away from the window jam and the scaffold collapsed. The employee fell seventeen feet and was hospitalized for a broken back. The coworker stopped his fall by grabbing onto decorative wood rafters and was able to climb into a second floor window.
Keywords: scaffold collapse, back, fall, fracture, scaffold, fall protection, carpenter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1357709.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Carpenter FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 1357709.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenter FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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