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Accident: 116839.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs And Pelvis In Fall When Balcony Rail

Accident: 116839.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1377443.01502/11/2019Ca Rogers Construction Co
At 3:45 p.m. on October 10, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was engaged in maintenance work at a two-story residential structure. Using an 18 gallon plastic bucket and a rope, he was lowering debris from a second sto ry balcony. The existing fixed wood railing failed, causing the floor of the ba lcony to collapse. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 10 feet, and struck the c oncrete floor below the balcony. He was transported to the hospital and admitte d for treatment of fractured ribs and pelvis and punctured lungs.
Keywords: balcony, blunt force trauma, cleaning, collapsed lung, concrete, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, lung, maintenance, pelvis, puncture, repair, residential construction, rib, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1377443.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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