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Accident: 202505301 - Worker Struck And Fell Out Of A Manbasket

Accident: 202505301 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31296653402/17/20091531Clark Construction Group Llc
On February 17, 2009, Employee #1, a 38-year-old male, with Clark Construction Group Llc, was working with a coworker; both men were working in an aerial lift basket installing permanent bracing to glass sheets that were installed on the exterior of the building. They were working at the approximate thirty-foot level of the building. Glass panels were installed on the exterior of the building approximately two and a half months prior to February 17, 2009 and were installed with temporary anchors. A glass panel weighed sixty-three pounds and fell from an area approximately fifteen-feet above where Employee #1 was working. The glass panel struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 fell to the floor of the basket and was hospitalized for three days for head trauma. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat at the time of the incident.
Keywords: head, ppe, fall, struck by, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 6 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312966534 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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