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Accident: 202539839 - Worker Installing Drywall Falls From Ladder, Lacerates Arm

Accident: 202539839 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/30/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086956701/08/20091742Denley Investment And Management Company, Inc.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 30, 2008 a construction worker was hanging drywall. The company owned about thirty commercial real estate properties and managed them, performing upgrades and remodels. The worker fell off a ladder which was placed on top of a rolling scaffold from a height of about 12 ft above grade. The scaffold and ladder both fell when the victim was hanging drywall. His arm struck metal during the fall, severing an artery and necessitating a cast. The worker required sutures on his right arm. An investigation revealed that the accident was caused by the inappropriate use of a rolling scaffold. The worker was hospitalized at Presbyterian Hospital.
Keywords: severed, installing, unsecured, ladder, construction, fall, struck by, arm, artery, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300869567 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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