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Accident: 202614947 - Worker Breaks Leg In Fall From Suspended Deck

Accident: 202614947 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 05/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31706586004/12/20131711Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company
On May 9, 2013, Employee #1, of Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company, was working at a commercial building. He was installing a new sprinkler head on the hard deck above an office. He used a 6-foot step ladder to access the deck. As he moved from the deck back to the step ladder, he lost his balance and fell to the office floor below, a distance of approximately 8 feet. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured left femur and a bruised left knee. The subsequent investigation determined that there were no witnesses to the fall. There was no determination why the employee lost his balance.
Keywords: decking, fire ext system, fracture, installing, stepladder, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317065860 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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