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Accident: 117352.015 - Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Falling Window Panels

Accident: 117352.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 04/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1395336.01504/24/2019Reflection Window Company, Llc
At 1:49 p.m. on April 24, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a glazing contractor, were installing windows on the fifth floor of a commercial building . His coworkers had just unloaded some window panels, and some panels were lea ning against a wall. The panels were approximately 4 feet by 8 feet by 6 inches thick, with glass encased in an aluminum frame, and each panel estimated to wei gh at least 200 pounds. Employee #1 was walking down a walkway next to the lea ning panels. Two window panels began to tip over. Employee #1 tried to push th em back up against the wall. His attempt was unsuccessful, and the panels fell onto his right leg just below his knee. The employee was transported to the hos pital, where he was treated for a bone fracture and released.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, falling object, fracture, installing, leg, load shift, panel, struck by, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1395336.015 44 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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