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Accident: 201094943 - Employee Fractures Hip In Fall From Stairway

Accident: 201094943 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 09/05/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618011609/19/20011711Ronc Air
At approximately 3:14 p.m. on September 5, 2001, Employee #1, the owner of Ronco Air in Grover Beach, CA, was at a residential construction site. He was measuring an area adjacent to a stairway, where a heater was to be installed. Employee #1 missed his step and fell 6 ft 6 in. down the stairway. He fractured his hip and was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for 9 days. A 4-ft wall next to the stairway was not installed in order to facilitate the measuring operation.
Keywords: fracture, stair, guardrail, barrier guard, construction, stair landing, tripped, fall, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126180116 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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