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Accident: 202312013 - Employee Injured In Fall From Stack Of Sheetrock

Accident: 202312013 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/09/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11964089410/29/19991742Magnum Drywall
Employee #1 was installing metal framework and needed to gain access to a higher elevation than he could reach from the ground. Sheetrock had been stacked on the floor next to the wall of metal studs where the victim was working. A rolling scaffold was available at the work site, however the stack of sheetrock was in the way and the sheetrock itself provided a level and stable working platform. The sheetrock was stacked about 30 in. high and was approximately the same height as the rolling scaffold platform. Employee #1 used the stacked sheetrock for access. Employee#1's foot slipped off the edge of the sheetrock and he fell between the metal stud walls and the stacked sheetrock landing on his feet. During Employee #1's fall, his right arm struck the metal edge of the studs and cut his arm. Employee #1 suffered a severed artery and a severed muscle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: slip, construction, laceration, fall, arm, artery, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119640894 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall, other

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