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Accident: 201169893 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder Onto Rebar

Accident: 201169893 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/05/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620122711/29/20071521Vracko Construction Inc
On November 5, 2007, Employment #1, a carpenter, and seven coworkers were engaged in carpentry work for a complete interior remodel of an existing single-family residence. He was using a 6 ft stepladder to install a piece of plywood on the wall when he apparently fell over and landed on a piece of rebar that was protruding vertically from the adjacent grade. He became impaled on the rebar and suffered serious injuries, for whihc he was hospitalized for 11-days. Subsequent investigation and workplace inspection found deficiencies in guardrails, improper rebar caps, and other unsafe conditions.
Keywords: installing, rebar, impaled, carpenter, stepladder, work rules, struck against, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 3 34
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126201227 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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