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Accident: 201095395 - Employee Injured In Fall From Elevated Platform

Accident: 201095395 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 02/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618043903/01/20021751Alderman Const.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 22, 2002, Employee #1 was on an elevated area, 10 ft high, in a building being built. Employee #1's assignment was to remove a joist from the floor above and replace with a beam. Guardrails were in place and a small scaffold was in place during the removal of the joist. Employee #1 climbed onto the guard rail to remove a nail that he could not reach from the scaffold. Employee #1 was on the guardrail on the outside of it pulling the nail when the head of the nail broke off and caused him to lose his balance and fall. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and hospitalized with a broken lower left arm, three broken ribs, and head injures.
Keywords: beam, fracture, head, guardrail, carpenter, work rules, rib, fall, arm, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126180439 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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