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Accident: 202446605 - Carpenter Sustains Fractures In Second-Story Fall

Accident: 202446605 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/26/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059885905/22/20071751Lucas And Mercier Construction
At approximately 8:39 a.m. on April 26, 2007, Employee #1 was working as an exterior carpenter for a framing contractor. The firm had 1,000 employees, and he was a regular employee. At the time of accident, Employee #1 was using tool such as a Skilsaw to cut blocks to make a wall on the second floor of a residential home. He was positioned about 3 feet from the edge of the second floor, 10 feet 7 inches above the ground level in the kitchen area. The extension cord connected to the saw was stuck, so Employee #1 pulled on it. When he did, it came loose, and Employee #1 lost his balance. He fell onto a concrete floor and sustained multiple fractures. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, cord set, construction, saw, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 19
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310598859 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:11
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall, other

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