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Accident: 201078615 - Employee Falls From Platform And Suffers Multiple Injuries

Accident: 201078615 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534735101/16/20131541Roc Construction
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 11, 2013, Employee #1, a quality control inspector, was assessing a drywall installation in a building on a construction site. A building, which was under construction, was a 14,000 square foot two-story structure. He was inspecting the drywall installation before the taping operations. To perform the inspection process, Employee #1 used a JLG scissor lift with the platform. The lift was placed on a stable concrete surface. The elevation of the platform was approximately 7.5 ft. As he worked, he lost his balance and fell from the elevated scissor lift. He sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, wrist and head. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center via air ambulance. At the hospital, he was admitted and treated for his injuries and then hospitalized for postoperative treatment and care.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, shoulder, wall, construction, fall, elevated work plat, lost balance, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315347351 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:7
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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