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Accident: 201184447 - Employee Is Injured By Falling Sheetrock

Accident: 201184447 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31105975208/12/20081542S J Amoroso Construction Co. Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on July 29, 2008, Employee #1 was applying fire caulking to existing conduits, pipes and ductwork. He moved a temporary power cord which was in the way of his ladder. When he pulled on the cord, it caused one end of a sheetrock cart to move. The cart had ten sheets of 4 ft by 9 ft by 0.625-in. thick sheetrock on it. The cart weighed approximately 300 lbs. It struck a wall and the sheetrock fell over. Employee #1's left leg or foot was fractured when it was struck and trapped by the sheetrock. He was hospitalized for treatment of his fracture.
Keywords: fracture, struck by, temporary wiring, falling object, cart, foot, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311059752 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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