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Accident: 202549424 - Employee Fractures Arm In Fall Through Second Floor Window

Accident: 202549424 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12585882907/11/20081521Center Glass Co No Ii Inc
On June 23, 2008, Employee #1, a glazier, was installing aluminum frames on the window openings on the second floor of a new two-story commercial building. He was standing on a fiberglass A-Frame ladder, placed on a sheet metal. Employee #1 was decking next to the 9-ft high and 8-ft wide window opening. Employee #1 was holding the frame and was hammering the anchor in the hole. The ladder slid out under him, and he fell through the window of the second floor to a dirty ground. Employee #1 fractured his left arm and wrist and sustained unspecified face injuries. Employee #1 was transported to Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, California, where he was surgically treated and hospitalized. No witnesses observed this incident.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, installing, building, ladder, construction, fall, arm, face, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125858829 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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