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Accident: 201095213 - Employee Falls To The Floor

Accident: 201095213 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/16/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30081173409/05/20011731Smith Electric Service
On August 16, 2001, Employee #1, a Journeymen Carpenter, had rigged a homemade guardrail on a scissor lift. The guardrail was a section of 1.25-in. pipe and tied on with 12 gauge wire. As Employee #1 leaned over the guardrail, it gave way. Employee #1 fell approximately 12 ft to a concrete floor. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, guardrail, unsecured, carpenter, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300811734 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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