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Accident: 202506861 - Employee Injures Knee In Fall

Accident: 202506861 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 01/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107200302/10/20091751Legacy Framers Inc.
On January 8, 2009, Employee #1, a carpenter, was on the second level of a two-story building working on a wall frame that was laid on the floor. While Employee #1 was approximately 2 feet from the leading edge of the second floor level, he attempted to remove a nail from the wall framing. As he pulled on the nail with the back of his hammer, the hammer broke causing him to loose his balance and fall backwards. Employee #1 fell approximately 10 feet to the first floor, striking his left knee. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a fractured knee.
Keywords: knee, fracture, guardrail, building, carpenter, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311072003 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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