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Accident: 170667844 - Carpenter Injured In Fall From Ungarded Window

Accident: 170667844 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 07/01/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12329272405/13/20031522P & T Remodeling Specialists Llc
Employee # 1, a carpenter, was descending a step ladder after cutting a hole in a false roof on the second floor of a garage that was under construction. Employee #1 began pulling a circular saw through the void between two ceiling joists. While pulling the saw through, either the cord or the guard of the saw became stuck. When the saw was freed abruptly, the employee lost his balance, and fell out a window opening to the ground. The employee was transported to Stanford Hospital via ambulance, where he was hospitalized with a fractured shoulder.
Keywords: fracture, roof, shoulder, ppe, carpenter, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 2 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123292724 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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