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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201480712 - Employee Injured In Fall From Truss

Accident: 201480712 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/27/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12565545612/16/19971521Bergesen Builders
On October 27, 1997, Employee #1, a carpenter, was re-positioning a misplaced truss at the porch area of a two-story residence under construction. Employee #1 fell 9.5 feet to the ground. Neither Employee #1 nor his partner were wearing personal fall protection; however, the pertinent regulation for these circumstances requires fall protection over 15 feet. Employee #1 was hospitalized for eight days for post-concussion syndrome, left clavicle fracture, left shoulder and low back strain, and a scalp laceration.
Keywords: fracture, truss, carpenter, work rules, collarbone, construction, fall, fall protection, concussion, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125655456 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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