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Accident: 201075348 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Rolling Scaffold

Accident: 201075348 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/12/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268169503/02/20101742G L Construction And Drywall
An 1:30 p.m. on February 12, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing some vapor barrier and drywall in a hallway while standing on a rolling scaffold. They were working at about 5.5 feet above the ground. Employee #1 was attempting to install the last three sections of drywall while the coworker was assisting. Employee #1 stepped backwards, falling off the rolling scaffold and hitting the concrete. The coworker contacted the employer to tell him that Employee #1 had an accident. The employer came to the accident scene and contacted a supervisor. The paramedics had stabilized and transported Employee #1 to the hospital for surgery and treatment at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for at least three weeks. Employee #1 had received head trauma injuries. The employer does commercial, government and schools by installing metal studs, drywall and metal framing. Employee #1 was using a Perry rolling scaffold with a platform, vapor barrier, drywall sections, screw gun, screws and a hard hat. The employer did report the accident to the Division at 4:56 p.m. on February 12, 2010.
Keywords: head, mobile scaffold, ppe, construction, fall, fall protection, electric drill, concrete, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 4 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312681695 Hospitalized injury Other Drywall installers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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