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Accident: 120166608 - Employee Paralyzed From Approximate 20-Foot Fall

Accident: 120166608 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12016660804/05/20021751Dynasty Framing, Inc
At 3:30 p.m. on April 1, 2002, Employee #1, a hardware installer for a framing subcontractor, was fastening metal pieces on the joints of a house at a height of approximately 20 feet 10 inches. Employee # 1 was stepping on a spacer block to nail metal hardware on the top-plate, when the spacer block gave way. The spacer block was not fastened securely to the adjoining structure and Employee #1 fell to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and was diagnosed with paralysis of his hands, legs, and vertebrae.
Keywords: paralysis, roof, fall, vertebra, hand, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120166608 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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