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Accident: 201078631 - Drywall Falls On Employee'S Leg, Fracturing It

Accident: 201078631 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/19/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534733601/16/20131742James Dowling Construction, Inc.
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on December 19, 2012, Employee #1, with James Dowling Construction, Inc., was rolling about ten sheets of drywall on a rolling cart. Employee #1 was rolling the cart down the sidewalk and over the driveway, moving sheets of drywall from the employer's truck and into the building through an underground parking garage. While doing so, Employee #1 was balancing the drywall on the cart, but he lost control on the steep street, as he turned the corner onto the drive. About ten sheets fell off the cart and struck Employee #1 below his left knee. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. Employee #1 suffered a fractured leg requiring hospitalization for at least two days.
Keywords: fracture, struck by, thermal insulation, lost control, cart, leg, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315347336 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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