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Accident: 170066195 - Employee Injured In Fall When Guardrail Gives Way

Accident: 170066195 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 03/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12737559003/17/19978741Larmar Corporation
Employee #1 was the construction manager at a site where multi-family townhouses were under construction. He was inspecting work done on the second floor by a subcontractor over the weekend. The subcontractor had removed the existing guardrails, and then replaced them by securing them to a piece of trim board. Employee #1 was leaning against the top guardrail when it gave way and he fell 12 ft 6 in. onto the compacted ground. He suffered two broken collarbones. The employer had not trained Employee #1 in the inspection of guardrail systems.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, work rules, collarbone, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127375590 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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