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Accident: 202544318 - Two Employees Are Injured When Patio Collapses

Accident: 202544318 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/14/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486288908/15/20121521Yes Electric & Construction
At approximately 4:10 p.m. on August 14, 2012, Employee #1 and #2 were painting a residential building. Employee #1 worked from a patio. He was standing on one of its large beam and painting the top surface of a 1 in. by 4 in. wooden members. Beneath the patio, Employee #2 was painting the same wooden members from the ground. As Employee #1 stood on the patio, it collapsed. He fell and sustained serious unspecified injuries. Debris from the collapsed patio also fell, striking and seriously injuring Employee #2. Both employees were transported to a medical center, where they were hospitalized. An investigation revealed that the connections of the large wood beams to the residential building were rotten and that the cantilevered wood beams were not supported.
Keywords: collapse, fall, struck by, falling object, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314862889 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder
2 314862889 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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