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Accident: 112089.015 - Employee Breaks Ribs, Wrist In Fall Through Window Opening

Accident: 112089.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 12/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368123.01512/26/2018Mike Baumann Plumbing, Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on December 15, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing company, was preparing to install plumbing fixtures on the fourth floor of a new five-sto ry multifamily residential structure. He was using the stairwell to carry a pal let of tools from his truck to the fourth floor when he slipped on the stairwell 's wet third floor landing. He struck a guardrail, which pulled loose from the structure, and fell through the landing's window opening, a total fall height of 20 feet. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated f or multiple fractured ribs and a fractured wrist.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, installing, material handling, midrail, pallet, plumbing, residential construction, rib, slippery surface, stair landing, unguarded, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1368123.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters FallDist: 20
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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