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Accident: 202355889 - Employee Fractures Leg And Pelvis In Fall From Building

Accident: 202355889 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 01/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30813010301/26/20051751Carlos Framing & Construction
Employee #1 and a foreman for the prime carpentry contractor were using a chalk line and tape measure to measure and mark interior walls on an open-sided floor, four-stories tall. The foreman for the prime contractor held the chalk box, while Employee #1 walked out toward the edge, with his back to the edge. Employee #1 fell approximately 32 ft, feet-first, onto a pile of plywood, and snow. Employee #1 sustained a broken pelvis, and fractures to one leg, along with compressed vertebrae and discs in his back. There was no safety monitoring system, nor conventional fall protection in use. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, roof, construction, pelvis, fall, walking backward, vertebra, unguarded, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308130103 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:32
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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