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Accident: 201071727 - Employee Injured When Impaled On Scaffold Support

Accident: 201071727 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/04/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081427212/26/20071742Johnson Barnes And Finch
At approximately 9:10 a.m. on September 4, 2007, Employee #1, an apprentice taper with a drywall contractor, was standing about 2 ft 6 in. off the floor on a fully-planked Baker scaffold. He was taping a soffit when he turned his body, lost his balance, and fell backward onto his buttocks, puncturing his rectum on a vertical support of the scaffold. Employee #1 was transported to Scripps Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: impaled, buttocks, construction, fall, lost balance, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310814272 Hospitalized injury Puncture Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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