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Accident: 201117678 - Employee Injures Back When He Loses Balance And Falls

Accident: 201117678 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/27/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12031838105/20/20041751Evans Framing
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 27, 2004, Employee #1 was installing metal joists around the perimeter on the 10-ft high first floor of a two-story house. Guardrails were not in place and when he leaned over the edge of the floor to put nails in the metal joists, he lost his balance and fell. He was hospitalized with back injuries.
Keywords: guardrail, carpenter, construction, metal pole, back, fall, lost balance, unguarded
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 2 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120318381 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from roof

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