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Accident: 201620291 - Employee Injured In Fall From Balcony

Accident: 201620291 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 12/11/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30296140412/16/19991542Elliott Sheets Construction Inc
On December 11, 1999, Employee #1 was engaged in residential construction activities with another worker. They removed the guardrail system along the edge of the balcony in the core area in preparation to construct a short wall. Employee #1 had returned to the area with some lumber and stepped near the edge of the balcony where his coworker had cut an area for a planter box. Employee #1 stepped on the cut out area and fell to the concrete floor 11 feet below. He sustained fractures of the hand and foot. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital and has received subsequent treatment for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, construction, fall, hand, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302961404 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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