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Accident: 14449409 - Construction Employee Fell 22 Feet From Balcony Deck

Accident: 14449409 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 02/02/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10458261402/02/19871741Steenberg-Watrud
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10458257201/30/19871741Steenberg-Watrud
AT APPROXIMATELY 1 PM ON FEBRUARY 2, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ERECTING A FOURTH LEVEL OF SCAFFOLD BRACING ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF A BUILDING. HE WAS 22 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. BRICKLAYERS WORKING AT A LOWER ELEVATION CALLED TO EMPLOYEE #1 TO SEE IF HE COULD DIVERT SOME WATER WHICH WAS FALLING INTO THEIR WORK AREA FROM THE ROOF. HE STEPPED FROM THE SCAFFOLD ONTO A BALCONY DECK TO SEE WHERE THE WATER WAS COMING FROM. WHEN HE STEPPED BACK TO LOOK AT THE ROOF HE FELL 22 FEET THROUGH AN UNGUARDED AREA. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED BRUISES AND A NON-SERIOUS BRUISED KIDNEY OR BLADDER. HE ALSO HAS LIMITED ARM MOVEMENT ABOVE HIS SHOULDERS DUE SORENESS IN HIS SHOULDER. HE WILL BE OUT OF WORK A MINIMUM OF 4 TO 5 DAYS.
Keywords: shoulder, construction, fall, fall protection, arm, kidney, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104582614 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 104582572 Occupation Not Listed

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