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Accident: 170835631 - Employee Sustains Fractures And Ruptures Spleen In Fall

Accident: 170835631 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/22/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12553950208/22/20071541Andrews And Thornley Construction, Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 22, 2007, Employee #1, a carpenter, was working at a 100 year old winery that was undergoing renovations. He was moving his tools to the southwest end of the roof in preparation for installing the fascia board. Employee #1 had secured his lanyard to an anchorage point, and he slipped off the joist, landed in an unsupported area, and fell 30 feet through the roof to the ground. He suffered a fractured collarbone and neck, and ruptured his spleen. He was hospitalized for his fractures and the removal of his spleen.
Keywords: fracture, roof, spleen, carpenter, collarbone, construction, rupture, fall, fall protection, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 37
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125539502 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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