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Accident: 116574.015 - Employee Retrieving Hard Hat On Windy Roof Breaks Leg

Accident: 116574.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1388631.01503/25/2019Keenan, Hopkins, Suder & Stowell Contractors, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on March 14, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction subcontr actor, was performing carpentry activities at an amusement park. He was on the roof of an attraction and gathering his tools and equipment to move to another w ork location. A gust of wind blew off his hard hat. The employee made a sudden movement to run and grab his hard hat, and his fall protection self retracting device (SRD) locked up, as it was designed to do upon sudden movement, and pulle d him backward. He landed on his leg on the roof's surface, and the leg broke. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admit ted for treatment of the leg fracture.
Keywords: carpenter, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, hard hat, high wind, leg, multiemployer, ppe, roof, windy
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1388631.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 0
FallHt:0
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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