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Accident: 201460052 - Carpenter Incurs Head And Chest Trauma In Fall From Platform

Accident: 201460052 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/27/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31723128003/28/20141611Granite Construction Company
At approximately 1:05 p.m. on March 27, 2014, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by Granite Construction Company, was engaged in forming work for the construction of a two-lane bridge. The bridge's east bound and west bound lanes were to connect with the north bound and south bound on and off ramps of a roadway. Employee #1 was working on the east side of the north bound off ramp. He was working from a temporary platform adjacent to the structure and approximately 18 feet above the ground. The platform had wood guardrails along the edges as the method of fall protection. Employee #1 was removing wood forms from the ramp when he fell backwards on the platform. He struck the wood guardrail at midrail, broke through the midrail, and fell to the ground, a fall height of approximately 18 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for head and chest trauma. The employer, a general engineering contractor, reported this event to Cal/OSHA at approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 27, 2014.
Keywords: platform, head, guardrail, carpenter, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, bridge, mold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317231280 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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