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Accident: 170900849 - Employee'S Collarbone Fractured In Fall Through Guardrail

Accident: 170900849 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611560911/13/19971721C G Painting & Wallcovering, Inc.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on November 11, 1997, Employee #1, a painter, was on a mobile, self-propelled elevated work platform. He was leaning against the platform's rear guardrail when it gave way and he fell 13 ft to the floor, fracturing his collarbone. The guardrail was not secured and it folded down when Employee #1 leaned against it.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, unsecured, work rules, collarbone, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 5 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126115609 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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