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Accident: 202449898 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Storefront Awning

Accident: 202449898 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060535701/05/20097312All Pro Signs & Graphics Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on August 4, 2008, Employee #1 was assisting with the placement of a banner, 20 feet high on a store front. Employee #1 was a part-time, nonunion employee of a signs and graphics firm that developed and installed banners and advertisements for local business owners. Employee #1 was working for the first time at a job site in the field, and he was not aware that the metal gratings of the storefront overhang or awning might not support his weight. Employee #1 fell through the metal grating and between the overhang support beams of the store entrance overhang or awning, to the sidewalk 12 feet below. He apparently sustained a fracture to an unspecified body part. Employee #1 was transported to the Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he was admitted for emergency surgery and inpatient treatment. He was released two days later on August 6, 2008.
Keywords: fracture, installing, grating, inexperience, fall, advertising sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310605357 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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