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Accident: 202615415 - Worker Fractures Skull In Fall When Subfloor Breaks

Accident: 202615415 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 01/15/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31734400001/23/20141751Cardona Framing Construction Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31734385301/17/20141521Les Bois At Villabois Llc
On January 15, 2014, Employee #1, employed by a framing construction contractor, was engaged in carpentry at the construction site for a new residential building. He was on the second floor deck at the east exterior wall and removing guardrails in preparation for tipping up a wall section. The subfloor particle board he was standing on, which was cantilevered over the edge, broke. Employee #1 fell to the concrete pad below, a fall height of approximately 10 feet 9 inches. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured skull. This event was investigated by Oregon OSHA.
Keywords: board, decking, head, skull, fracture, guardrail, carpenter, construction, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317344000 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 317343853 Occupation not reported FallDist:

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