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Accident: 202349262 - Employee Is Injured From Fall Through Platform

Accident: 202349262 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 09/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30557282810/01/20021522Erickson Construction, Llc
On September 30, 2002, Employee #1 was climbing down from an outrigger scaffold onto the platform of a tube and coupler scaffold, which was approximately 1.5 feet below the outrigger scaffold and had a partially-planked platform; the masons had removed some of the boards. As he dropped down to the platform, the planks (two boards) broke, and he fell through to the ground. Emergency services were contacted, and Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for a tear to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee and a fractured back.
Keywords: knee, fracture, construction, plank, back, fall, work surface, scaffold, tubular scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305572828 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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