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Accident: 201180825 - Employee Falls 9.5 Feet At A Construction Site

Accident: 201180825 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30088984708/29/20011751Los Gatos Construction Co, Inc.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., on July 13, 2001, an employee working as a carpenter for Los Gatos Construction Co. was going around checking for shortages of hardware for the newly constructed homes. The employee was going to cross a single plank, which was in place across the deck of the adjacent unit, when the plank broke into two pieces. The employee fell approximately 9.5 feet onto a concrete block retaining wall that was being constructed. The employee was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, and treated for a head injury, a shattered right leg and knee, and two injured vertebrae.
Keywords: knee, head, blocks, construction, plank, retaining wall, concrete, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Other $500,000 to $1,000,000 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300889847 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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