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Accident: 201185014 - Worker Fractures Back In Fall From Temporary Platform

Accident: 201185014 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 10/12/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268780910/12/20091799Jongejan/Schaadt Construction
On October 12, 2009, Employee #1, a carpenter with Jongejan/Schaadt Construction, was building a concrete garage at a residential site. While walking across the work area, he used a temporary platform when it collapsed. Employee #1 fell approximately 12 feet to the concrete sidewalk. He was hospitalized for multiple fractures including compression fracture of the T-12 vertebra and the left transverse (L2-L4 vertebrae) and a lacerated tongue.
Keywords: fracture, collapse, building collapse, construction, laceration, fall, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312687809 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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