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Accident: 202528568 - Employee Fractures Arm In Fall From Grandstand

Accident: 202528568 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/28/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30990966105/29/20081799Mike Brown Grandstands Inc
At approximately 6:50 a.m. on April 28, 2008, Employee #1 and other coworkers were dismantling grandstands for events in Long Beach, CA. He did not connect his fall protection harness as he moved about a grandstand, which was being disassembled. While working, he fell approximately 12 ft, striking the ground and fracturing his upper left arm. He was taken to St Mary's Hospital and later to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach for surgery to repair the compound upper arm fracture. Following the surgery and medical treatment, he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, fall, fall protection, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition Under $50,000 2 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309909661 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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