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Accident: 170765036 - Employee Fractures Hip In Fall From Top Plate

Accident: 170765036 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/09/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11963384010/12/20041541Alpine Home Buyer Services
At approximately 9 a.m. on October 9, 2004, Employee #1 was installing blocks between trusses on a one-story, wood-frame garage structure being built. Employee #1 was working from the top plate at the Northeast corner of the structure, approximately 11 ft above the ground, when his foot slipped, possibly on a damp part of the plate still in a rafter's shadow. Employee #1 fell to the ground, landing on a bag full of nails and a hard packed dirt. He fractured his right hip and was transported to UC Davis Hospital, where he had surgery to put in a plate and 9 screws.
Keywords: fracture, truss, building, blocks, carpenter, construction, fall, slippery surface, hip, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119633840 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:11
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall, other

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