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Accident: 170869507 - Employee'S Arm Impaled On Upright In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 170869507 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12569987611/17/19991542New West Partition
Employee #1 was working on a small, two-step scaffold when he stepped back, lost his balance, and fell, impaling his left arm on a metal upright. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Keywords: impaled, carpenter, construction, fall, arm, walking backward, lost balance, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125699876 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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