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Accident: 202354718 - Employee Falls And Fractures Pelvis

Accident: 202354718 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 03/29/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30873846704/05/20051799Seal Caulking And Waterproofing Co.
Employee #1 and a foreman were working at a 5-story professional building repairing areas that would leak during rain storms. The foreman was caulking the parapet wall flashing from the roof of the building. Employee #1 was working from a boatswains chair at approximately 40-ft elevation on the east side of the building. His chair was tied off properly and he was wearing a full body harness with lanyard. He did not attach his lanyard to the independent lifeline before he went over the side of the building. Employee #1 realized he needed to attach to the lifeline before descending farther. As he reached for the lifeline, the boatswains chair descent device gave out and Employee #1 fell approximately four stories before landing on the ground. He was flown to MD. University Shock Trauma and was hospitalized for treatment of a fractured right leg and pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, bosun chair, lifeline, ppe, rope, struck against, descending, pelvis, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 5 50
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308738467 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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