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Accident: 201497450 - Drywall Installer Falls From Scaffold And Injures Head

Accident: 201497450 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 01/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672157001/31/20131742Cencal Drywall Inc
On January 4, 2013, a drywall installer, employed by Cencal Drywall Inc., was working at a residence under construction. He was standing on a rolling scaffold, an aluminum adjustable drywall bench, approximately 4 feet above the second floor deck that overlooked the first floor's front door foyer. He was measuring the ceiling when he lost his balance and fell onto the rolling scaffold near the edge of the deck. From there he fell down to the first floor, with the energy from the first stage of the fall contributing to his continuing to fall downward. He was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for head abrasions, held overnight for observation, and released on January 5, 2013. The employer reported this work-related injury to Cal/OSHA Fresno District Office on January 13, 2013. Cal/OSHA investigated.
Keywords: decking, head, installing, wall, construction, abrasion, fall, fall protection, lost balance, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316721570 Hospitalized injury Concussion Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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