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Accident: 201157328 - Employee Paralyzed Due To 29 Foot Fall

Accident: 201157328 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086221605/09/20031742Jeff Corcoran Drywall Inc.
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on April 28, 2003, Employee #1, a new employee, was working from a 29-foot tall work platform to install drywall at a residential construction site. The platform consisted of a single plank, erected across an elevator shaft. For some reason, Employee #1 fell, suffering a serious back injury. He was hospitalized and treated for his injury. Employee #1 lost the use of his legs and is wheelchair bound.
Keywords: paralysis, construction, back, fall, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300862216 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drywall installers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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