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Accident: 200773430 - Employee Injured After Being Struck By Cinder Block

Accident: 200773430 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 05/25/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30610165005/25/20041751New Place Construction
On May 25, 2004, Employee #1 was working for New Place Construction on a worksite where another company, Northeast Masonry, was also working. An employee from Northeast Masonry was carrying a cinder block on a tubular welded scaffold and lost his grip. Employee #1 was working in the proximity below. The block hit the platform of the scaffold and bounced between the toe board and the midrail and hit Employee #1 in the back of the head. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The employee was wearing a hardhat but was still injured when struck by the cinder block.
Keywords: head, blocks, carpenter, construction, laceration, struck by, falling object, lost control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306101650 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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