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Accident: 113362.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall From Forklift

Accident: 113362.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1349008.01509/25/2018Weslar, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on August 29, 2018, Employee #1 and a Coworker, employed by a frami ng construction contractor, were working on the construction of three houses. T he coworker, who was foreman and forklift operator, instructed Employee #1 to cl imb onto the JLG Telescopic Forklift, Model G10-55A, Serial Number 2015103-01, a nd ride it up to remove the outriggers from the three houses. During this opera tion at the second house, Employee #1 was lifted to the roof, where he removed t wo wooden planks from the roof and placed them onto the fork blades, to be used as a work platform. Employee #1 then stood on the two wooden planks and was low ered approximately 5 to 8 feet below the roof eaves to remove the outriggers. A s he removed two outriggers, the forklift moved backward and jerked. Employee # 1 lost his balance and stepped onto the plank beyond the fork blade. The plank tipped over, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 15 feet. Empl oyee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of injuries t o his left femur (thighbone), left arm, left wrist, right arm, right wrist, and his back.
Keywords: arm, back, fall, fall protection, forklift, leg, plank, residential construction, riding on equipment, roof outrigger, work platform, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1349008.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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