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Accident: 202080800 - Employee Is Injured When Paralyzed In A Fall During Decking

Accident: 202080800 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 12/14/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31515395712/14/20101791Carolina Steel & Stone, Inc.
On December 14, 2010, Employee #1 performed metal decking work. Employee #1 was 30 ft above the ground. Employee #1 used a retractable lifeline personal fall arrest system for fall protection. Employee #1 fell. The retractable lifeline caught him 20 ft from the ground. The lifeline broke and Employee #1 fell 20 ft to the lower level. Employee #1 was treated for his injuries in the hospital. Employee #1 was paralyzed from the waist down.
Keywords: decking, paralysis, lifeline, construction, metal decking, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 7 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315153957 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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