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Accident: 201460094 - Worker Incurs Multiple Fractures In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 201460094 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/18/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31723130604/02/20141799Brand Energy Services
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 18, 2014, Employee #1, employed full-time by Brand Energy Services, was involved in demolition work at a power plant. He was dismantling a scaffold when he fell onto concrete, a fall height of approximately 7 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to Pioneer Memorial Hospital. He then was transferred to the University of California San Diego Medical Center for admission and treatment of traumatic injuries. Employee #1 was treated for multiple fractured ribs and fractures of the left and right clavicle (collarbone). The employer reported this event to Cal/OSHA at 7:07 a.m. on March 19, 2014, exceeding the 8-hour reporting requirement. Cal/OSHA's subsequent investigation began at 11:00 a.m. on April 2, 2014. It determined that the employer had been in business for 25 years, providing delivery, installation, and dismantling of various scaffolding units/systems. The employer employed more than 7,000 regular, full-time staff.
Keywords: fracture, demolition, dismantling, collarbone, construction, rib, fall, fall protection, concrete, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Demolition Under $50,000 1 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317231306 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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