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Accident: 201070877 - Employee Fractures Collar Bone In Fall From Wall

Accident: 201070877 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/12/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081141905/16/20071522Fred Cary
At approximately 10:12 a.m. on March 12, 2007, Employee #1 and a coworker were touching-up paint and planting flowers at the top of a wall. The homeowner had hired Employee #1 and his coworker to do domestic services on his home. Employee #1 fell off the wall and hit the ground from an elevation of approximately 6.5 ft. Employee #1 sustained a fractured collarbone (not a compound fracture) and a laceration of the left ear. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Employee #1 was later determined to be an independent contractor and the coworker was helping him to do the work.
Keywords: fracture, wall, collarbone, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310811419 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall, other

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