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Accident: 201095155 - Employee Falls From Scaffold

Accident: 201095155 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 11/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30081216111/28/20011731Smith Electric Service
On November 13, 2001, employees working for Smith Electric Service at a Medical Center were marking out hangers in a ceiling for the installation of a medical pipe support rack. The ceiling was above a plenum above the hospital basement corridor that was not protected by a guardrail. The employee was working near the edge, leaning against ceiling support wire anchored in the ceiling; the wire gave way, the employee falling 8 ft 1 in. to the floor sustaining a head injury.
Keywords: head, guardrail, ceiling, pipe, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300812161 Hospitalized injury Concussion Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall, other

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