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Accident: 201262623 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Bar Joists

Accident: 201262623 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 09/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31376601609/18/20091711Jensen'S Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 18, 2009, Employee #1, with Jensen's Plumbing & Heating, Inc., was installing a steel support cable for a fabric HVAC duct to the bar joists in the gymnasium of a park district recreational building under construction. He accessed the bar joist by raising the basket of a scissors lift to the bottom of the bar joist and climbing out. Employee #1 fell approximately 10 ft to a concrete running track. He was hospitalized for a concussion. Employee #1 does not remember if he was entering or exiting the lift when he fell. He was wearing a full body harness with a six-foot Miller Sofstop lanyard. Employee #1 stated that he had been using the bar joist as an anchorage point; however, he was not anchored when he fell.
Keywords: head, wire rope, unsecured, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection, concussion, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313766016 Hospitalized injury Concussion Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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