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Accident: 201126430 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold Platform

Accident: 201126430 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 10/25/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31009290310/25/20071522Julio Mejia Construction Services, Inc.
At approximately 11:17 a.m. on October 25, 2007, Employee #1 was standing on the first level of a scaffold while pouring concrete through a hose. The hose became clogged and whipped around under the pressure, pushing him backward. He fell approximately 6 ft to the ground. Employee #1 suffered an injury to his nose, and contusions and abrasions on left hip. Paramedics were called but, but he was not transported to the hospital. The next day, Employee #1 saw his own doctor for a laceration on his left arm. During subsequent investigation, it was determined that the scaffold did not have a guardrail and there was no other form of fall protection. It was also found that in addition to Employee #1, seven coworkers were on scaffolds without guardrails, some working as heights up to 18 ft.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, hose, clogged, fall, struck by, hip, contusion, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 3 34
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310092903 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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