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Accident: 201096336 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures After Falling 10 Feet

Accident: 201096336 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/06/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611063403/14/20031751Kevin R. Fuson Construction
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 6, 2003, Employee #1 was working for Kevin R. Fuson Construction at 6630 N. Star in Paso Robles, California helping to install trusses. The employer is a framing contractor. The employee was on the top plate of a stud wall, 10.5 ft high. The plate was 3.5 in. wide. As the employee was pulling the truss, his hand slipped and the truss came against the lower part of his leg. This caused him to fall off the plate onto the ground. He sustained a broken left wrist and two broken vertebrae in his back. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, truss, installing, roof, carpenter, fall, lost balance, vertebra, work surface, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126110634 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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