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Accident: 201074119 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 201074119 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31267909507/29/20091721Walldesign Incorporated
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2009, Employee #1, a scaffolding laborer, was dismantling a tube and coupler scaffold at a construction site. He was at the bottom stage of the scaffolding and was using a hammer to pound on the frame of the scaffolding to loosen it. He stepped back onto a plank and fell approximately 6 feet to the ground. He suffered a fractured left leg and was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, construction, fall, leg, scaffold, tubular scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 3 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312679095 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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