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Accident: 201169539 - Employee'S Leg Fractured In Fall Through Scaffold Planking

Accident: 201169539 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/08/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619241810/26/20071742San Marino Plastering
At 12:15 p.m. on October 8, 2007, Employee #1 was walking away from her foreman after having a conversation with him. She was on a scaffold and apparently fell 12 ft through the planking, landing on the ground. She suffered a fractured right leg and was transported to the Los Angeles/USC General Hospital, where she was treated for two weeks. Employee #1 later stated that there was nothing wrong with the scaffold, and that it was fully planked and guarded. She said she did not recall how the accident occurred, but only remembered walking on the plank, falling, and waking up on the ground.
Keywords: planking, fracture, construction, plank, fall, elevated work plat, leg, scaffold, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126192418 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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