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Accident: 201167764 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Sign

Accident: 201167764 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12616148804/18/20061731Young Electric Sign Co Inc
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on April 10, 2006, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working for the Young Electric Sign Company. The three workers were completing the installation of sheet metal on the top or roof of an existing electrical sign 16 feet above the ground. None of the three installers was using personal fall arrest, personal fall restraint, or positioning systems while working on the top of the sign, as there was no anchor point available. A coworker saw that Employee #1, who had started work that day at 2:30 a.m., was about to step on a section of plastic, but the coworker did not have enough time to stop Employee #1. Employee #1 fell to the ground and sustained back and head injuries, including a fracture in his back. He was taken to Cedar Sinai Hospital, and he was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, ppe, work rules, electrical work, back, lanyard, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126161488 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other

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