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Accident: 121238.015 - Employee Sustains Fractures In Fall From Elevated Plank

Accident: 121238.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410188.01506/14/2019Davco/Tab Mechanical, Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on May 9, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a plumbing and heating contractor, were engaged in constructing an office in a commercial b uilding. Employee #1 was on his knees on top of one of two 2.5-foot by 8-foot p lywood planks (situated side-by-side) that were resting on top of ceiling tile j oists located 12 feet above the floor. His coworker was standing on the floor b elow Employee #1. Employee #1 asked his coworker to hand him screws and an impa ct drill. The coworker returned with the impact drill and screws and proceeded to climb a 12-foot ladder to reach Employee #1. His coworker pushed up on one o f the planks, possibly forgetting which plank Employee #1 was on, and caused the plank Employee #1 was kneeling on to rise up on one side. Employee #1 and the plank fell to the floor, a fall height of 12 feet. Employee #1 was transported t o the hospital and admitted for treatment of multiple fractures to his right foo t and vertebrae.
Keywords: blind reaching, blunt force trauma, ceiling, climbing on ladder, construction, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, foot, fracture, joist, plank, plywood, unguarded, vertebra, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1410188.015 51 M Hospitalized injury

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