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Accident: 202607990 - Employee Falls From Elevation And Is Injured

Accident: 202607990 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 03/24/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31406847903/24/20101751Howerton Trim & Cabinet, Inc.
Employee #1, a coworker and the owner of the company were installing 68-foot-long by 12-foot-tall truss members 20 feet above a concrete floor. In the morning, the wind had been calm but further into the day the wind quickly picked up. As Employee #1, a coworker and the owner were finishing the installation of the fifth truss and preparing to install the sixth truss, all the trusses collapsed sending Employee #1 to the floor. Employee #1 suffered a broken right wrist, shattered left elbow, both feet sustained broken bones, and head trauma. Employee #! was transported by helicopter to Baltimore Shock Trauma, where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: concrete slab, fracture, head, truss, installing, fall, elbow, elevated work plat, foot, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314068479 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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