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Accident: 200362531 - Worker Sustains Fracture In Fall From Balcony

Accident: 200362531 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/15/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31771397204/16/20141799Eduardo Garcia Contreras Dba Eduardo Garcia Contre
On April 15, 2014, Employee #1, employed by a construction subcontractor, was working along with his employer at a multifamily residential building. They were doing drywall work in an apartment unit that was under construction. Employee #1 was cleaning drywall debris and other construction materials from the apartment. His employer left the worksite to get lunch. Employee #1 went onto the balcony, which had guardrails installed and maintained by several contractors and inspected by the general contractor. Employee #1 knelt down to pick up some trash. When he attempted to stand up, he lost his balance and grabbed onto the guard rail. The guard rail gave way, and Employee #1 fell to the ground, a fall height of approximately 30 feet. He struck a wood pallet that broke his fall. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for an unidentified fracture. This event was investigated by North Carolina OSHA.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, installing, wall, cleaning, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317713972 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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