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Accident: 201071537 - Employee Injured In Fall From Retaining Wall

Accident: 201071537 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081343110/15/20071771North County Gunite Co Ltd
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on August 6, 2007, Employee #1, a finisher for North County Gunite Company, Ltd., was shotcreting a 21 ft tall retaining wall. He was at a height of between 18 and 19 ft, tieing guide wires onto the rebar every 2 ft 6 in., when he fell. Employee #1 sustained a fractured right foot, a back injury, and a lacerated left palm. He was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he was treated for seven days. Employee #1 was tied-off with a 1 in. to 1-1/2 in. wide flat fabric belt-type material; one end was looped onto his carpenter's belt and the other end was hooked to the rebar structure.
Keywords: fracture, wall, work rules, construction, back, fall, fall protection, retaining wall, tie-off, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310813431 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:21
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Fall, other

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