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Accident: 201146032 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Patio Cover

Accident: 201146032 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535460709/01/20047342Kilter Termite Control
On August 5, 2004, Employee #1 was repairing a patio cover, which was damaged by termites. The patio top was 25 ft wide, 28 ft long and 10 ft high. The lattice top of this patio cover consisted of 2-in. by 4-in. lumber, spaced about 6 in. apart. There were several termite damaged pieces of lumber, which Employee #1 was expected to replace. At the time of this accident, he was approximately at the middle of this 25-in. by 28-in. patio top. When he stepped on some damaged lumber, it gave way. He fell down to the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained head trauma and multiple fractures to his ribs, shoulders, and hands. He was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, head, cover, repair, shoulder, lumber, rib, fall, concrete, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305354607 Hospitalized injury Other Pest control occupations

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