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Accident: 114095.015 - Employee Falls Off Joist And Receives Hemorrhagic Contusion

Accident: 114095.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1359504.01511/09/2018Rci Electric Inc
At 7:40 a.m. on October 31, 2018, an employee accessed an attic space with a lad der to climb onto ceiling joists to install a new canister light in the master b athroom of a new construction home. After completing the installation, the emplo yee attempted to return to the ladder, but fell between the twenty-four inch ope ning between two joists, through a ceiling sheet rock panel and approximately ni ne feet to the floor. The employee was hospitalized to treat a hemorrhagic contu sion to the head, multiple rib and back fractures and a pneumothorax.
Keywords: back, ceiling panel, collapsed lung, contusion, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, hemorrhage, installing, joist, ladder, lung, rib, sheetrock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1359504.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist: 9
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures

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