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Accident: 14549265 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold When Plank Breaks

Accident: 14549265 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 05/11/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10387763505/17/19891791Active Steel Hawaii
After cutting off metal purlins, Employee #1 stepped down onto scaffold planks. One of the 2 by 12 (nominal) planks broke, causing the employee to fall approximately 15 ft to the concrete floor. Employee #1 fractured two vertebrae and sustained a laceration to the back of his head that required hospitalization.
Keywords: fracture, head, construction, plank, laceration, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, vertebra, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103877635 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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