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Accident: 202462131 - Carpenter Falls From Wall When Anchorage Point Fails

Accident: 202462131 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/27/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083105408/24/20051611Steve P. Rados, Inc.
On June 27, 2005, an employee worked for Steve P. Rados Inc., of Santa Ana, California, a general contractor. The company was performing highway redevelopment work on a Los Angeles freeway. A carpenter was working on a 20-ft retaining wall. His body harness was tied-off to an I-beam, but unexpectedly he fell approximately 14 ft to the ground. The employee was interviewed after the accident and he thought that the anchorage points for his body harness loosened. The employee was hospitalized with a foot injury. He was treated and released from the hospital after three days.
Keywords: carpenter, construction, equipment failure, restraining device, fall, fall protection, retaining wall, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300831054 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall, other

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