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Accident: 112514.015 - Employee Incurs Head Trauma When Scaffold Collapses

Accident: 112514.015 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 01/12/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1370866.01501/12/2019Pablo Construction Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on January 12, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a siding contractor, was installing a Tyvek building wrap at a four-story multifamily residential bu ilding. The scaffold platform on which he was working collapsed. Employee #1 f ell, a fall height of 39 feet, and struck the concrete slab floor. The employee was wearing fall protection, but it was not being worn or used properly and fai led to prevent the employee's free fall. Emergency services transported the emp loyee to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple injuries includ ing blunt force traumatic injury to his head.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete slab, elevated work platform, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, head, installing, residential construction, scaffold collapse, siding, untrained, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4 39
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1370866.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:

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