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Accident: 201182508 - Foreman'S Leg Is Fractured In Fall From Beam

Accident: 201182508 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/12/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739324908/03/20051541West Coast Premier Construction
On July 12, 2005, Employee #1, a foreman with West Coast Premier Construction, was painting the new steel-framed base of a new billboard on the flat roof of a large commercial building. He slipped while walking along one of the 6.75-in.-wide I-beams, and fell 31.5 in. to the roof. Employee #1 was hospitalized for a fractured leg. Other employees reported that Employee #1's boots were slightly wet at the time he slipped off the beam.
Keywords: fracture, steel beam, slip, construction, paint, fall, advertising sign, painter, work surface, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307393249 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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