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Accident: 202658472 - Carpenter Is Injured In Fall From Wall

Accident: 202658472 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/16/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667164311/01/20131622Flatiron West Inc
On September 16, 2013, Employee #1, a journeyman carpenter, and Coworker #1, both employed by Flatiron West, Inc., were working on a below grade canal wall. They were engaged in forming work, hanging pilaster panels. Employee #1 was standing on an epoxy-coated dowel while anchored to a similar open-ended dowel above him. As Coworker #1 passed him a sledgehammer, Employee #1 lost his footing. Employee #1's restraint slid off the anchor, and he fell to the concrete surface 5 to 6 feet below. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured leg. The employer reported this injury to Cal/OSHA on September 17, 2013. The subsequent investigation determined that the employer was a general engineering contractor involved in highway, street, and bridge construction. Employee #1 was directly employed by the employer. The causal factor in this event was that the anchor point used by Employee #1 was not secure. It had an open end from which a worker's fall restraint device could slide off.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, installing, panel, unsecured, carpenter, construction, fall, fall protection, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316671643 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall, other

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