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Accident: 117845.015 - Employee Incurs Fractures And Lacerations When Struck By Fal

Accident: 117845.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414425.01507/10/2019Castle Peak Painting Co.
At 2:16 p.m. on June 21, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers were engaged in exterio r painting at a two-story residential structure. They were finishing up their d ay's work and removing taped plastics and cardboard pieces used for overspray ar eas. During this process, the foreman used an extension pole to push up a metal grate flooring section of the second-level exterior deck. The 3-foot by 6-foot steel grate became dislodged and swung down 11 feet, striking Employee #1 on th e back of his head and his right hand. Employee #1 was transported to the hospi tal for treatment of carpal bone fractures and lacerations to his hand that requ ired surgery. He was released after staying 22 hours at the hospital.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, cleaning, falling object, floor grate, fracture, hand, head, laceration, metal decking, paint, painter, residential construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1414425.015 36 M Non Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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