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Accident: 202078978 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Board Breaks

Accident: 202078978 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 07/27/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31102838509/06/20071521Wise & Sons Construction, Inc.
On July 27, 2007, Employee #1 was installing a screen from a two-buck high tubular welded-frame scaffold when he stepped from a cleated plank onto a 4 in. wide by 1 in. thick board. The board broke and Employee #1 fell approximately 12 ft onto the concrete porch. He sustained multiple fractures in his right foot and ankle. Employee #1 was transported by his employer to Rowan Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery and was hospitalized overnight. He continued his recovery at home.
Keywords: board, fracture, construction, equipment failure, fall, elevated work plat, ankle, foot, tubular scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311028385 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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