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Accident: 201620242 - Employee Falls On His Head

Accident: 201620242 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 12/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30245388112/15/19981741James A Myers
Employee #1 was laying brick at the face of a one-story expansion project. He was working on a light duty scaffold at a height of 5.5 ft with one an 18 in. plank on the side bracket against the building and one 18 in. plank on the scaffold frame. There was a 6 in. gap between the planks due to the scaffold frame. Apparently, Employee #1 lost his balance when his right foot stepped in the gap and he fell backwards off the scaffold. He landed on his head and was knocked unconscious. He was transported the hospital and was placed in intensive care with a skull fracture and neck and back injuries.
Keywords: unconsciousness, plank, brick, lost balance, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $50,000 to $250,000 3 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302453881 Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons

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