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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 114402.015 - Employee Fractures Wrist In Fall Down Staircase

Accident: 114402.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384727.01503/13/2019Heath Stairworks, Inc.
At 4:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a company specializi ng in building stairs, was working at a residential townhouse under construction . He was attempting to climb by placing both knees on the edge of a wall sectio n alongside the stairs. During this process, his tool belt became caught on the corner of the column. Employee #1 fell, rolling and tumbling from this section of the staircase to the base and landing on his left hand, which he had stretch ed out to break his fall. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitte d, and treated for a fractured wrist.
Keywords: belt, carpenter, caught by, climbing, fall, fall protection, fracture, residential construction, stair, stair landing, wall, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1384727.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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