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Accident: 115292.015 - Employee Falls From Scaffold And Sustains Concussion

Accident: 115292.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392739.01504/11/2019Tri County Contractor Complete Drywall Services
At 1:30 p.m. on March 9, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a drywall contractor, wa s doing interior work in a unit of a multifamily residential building. He was i n the process of mudding drywall on an interior closet. While holding a tray of mud in his hand, the employee attempted to climb a 4-foot rolling scaffold to r each the top portion of the closet area without first locking the scaffold's whe els. As the employee attempted to step onto the bottom step of the scaffold, th e scaffold rolled out from under him, causing him to fall back and hit his head on the concrete floor, a fall height of approximately 2 feet. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a head concu ssion.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, climbing, concrete, concussion, drywall, fall, fall protection, head, installing, locking pins, mobile scaffold, residential construction, struck against, unsecured, wheel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1392739.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist: 2
Cause: Interior carpentry

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