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Accident: 115590.015 - Employee Injures Spleen And Arms In Fall

Accident: 115590.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 04/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394881.01504/18/2019Northwest Florida A/C, Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on April 16, 2019, Employee #1, an HVAC service technician, was re sponding to a service call at a residential structure. He needed to investigate a portion of the HVAC system in the sloped backyard but had access problems. H e climbed from the back door onto an elevated wood deck that ranged from 6.5 fee t to 7.5 feet above the backyard, but found no way to reach the backyard from th e deck. He then attempted to climb over one of the deck's guardrails, and in so doing he fell. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admi tted for treatment of contusions and lacerations to his spleen and both arms.
Keywords: access/egress, arm, blunt force trauma, climbing, contusion, deck, fall, fall protection, guardrail, hvac, laceration, maintenance, repair, residential construction, spleen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394881.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers

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