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Accident: 137602.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall

Accident: 137602.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/07/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1513035.01502/03/2021Jr Concrete Construction Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on January 7, 2021, Employee #1, a journeyman carpenter employed by a concrete construction company, was working on the construction of a 22-story concrete structure, mixed use commercial and residential. He was dismantling th e lower trailer platform of the core climber, a portion of the apparatus that wa s being used to build the center core of the building, the elevator hoist way. Employee #1 climbed the extension ladder used to access the platform, which was positioned approximately 7 feet above the landing. As he was climbing the ladd er, a coworker reminded him to tie off and handed him the retractable lanyard to connect to his body harness. As Employee #1 stepped onto the platform, he star ted to connect the lanyard to the "D" ring on the back of the body harness. Bef ore he completed this process, the platform moved, a joist fell, and the platfor m fell with Employee #1 to the next lower level in the hoist way, a fall of 10 f loors, approximately 96 feet. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and a dmitted for treatment. His injuries included head trauma, fractures, and contus ions.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete form work, contusion, dismantling, elevated work platform, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, head, hoisting mechanism, joist, tie-off, unsecured, unstabl
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1513035.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 96
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause:

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