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Accident: 201104668 - Employee Injured In Fall From Top Plate Of A House

Accident: 201104668 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034485812/01/20031751Calhoun Construction Inc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on October 28, 2003, Employee #1 was standing on the top plate of a single story house, nailing outriggers for placement of the facial board. Employee #1 was near the corner of the house and stepped onto a "twister/freezer" block with his right foot that had been nailed in place. The block measured 2 inches by 4 inches by 24 inches. The block did not support Employee #1's weight and Employee #1 fell approximately 9 feet to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a serious injury requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: board, fracture, nail, outrigger, blocks, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120344858 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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