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Accident: 14201487 - Employee Hurt In Fall When Guardrail Fails

Accident: 14201487 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 07/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1481861107/16/19841771Bishop Construction Company
On June 7, 1984, Employee #1 was removing the guardrails from the stair landing between the second and third floor so he could stucco the walls. The general contractor told Employee #1 to make sure he reinstalled the guardrails which he did. However, instead of installing the rail on the inside of the 2 by 4 vertical support railings, he nailed them on the outside with two 16 penny duplex nails on each end. Fifteen to twenty minutes after the guardrail was reinstalled Employee #1 came down the stairs. Someone from the ground level called to him and he went over to the railing. The railing then came loose and Employee #1 and the railing fell to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized for fracturing his neck and back.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, back, fall, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14818611 Hospitalized injury Fracture Podiatrists

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