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Accident: 201073715 - Employee Fractures Elbow In Fall Through Roof

Accident: 201073715 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31267746103/11/20091521Duggins Construction Inc
On October 3, 2008, an employee was pulling off old roofing tin from a golf-cart shelter, when the roof trusses collapsed from under him. As the roof collapsed, the employee fractured his elbow after falling eight feet and striking the ground. The employee was transported to Pioneer Memorial Hospital in El Centro and then later admitted to UCSD, where he underwent surgery to treat a fractured elbow.
Keywords: fracture, truss, roof, building, collapse, carpenter, fall, elbow
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312677461 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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