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Accident: 201691151 - Employee Falls From Scaffold

Accident: 201691151 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 09/02/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30127809909/05/20031742Latino Sandblasting And Plastering
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 2, 2003, Employee #1, a plasterer at a strip mall was working on a building from a scaffold located by the south tower, when he fell approximately 27 ft. Employee #1 sustained a fractured skull and spinal cord fractures which resulted in permanent paralysis below the waist. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries. The employer was responsible for the safety and health conditions at the jobsite and had the authority to supervise and direct Employee #1.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, spine, skull, fall, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301278099 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plasterers FallDist:
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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