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Accident: 666263 - Employee Breaks Back In Fall

Accident: 666263 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 11/06/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10120028511/06/19871741Quality Drywall Inc.
Employee #1 and his foreman were on the fourth floor of a building receiving metal studding and drywall from a crane with attached forks. The material was to be used on the floor. As the crane lifted up a bundle of 4 ft by 2 ft long sheets of drywall, the load shifted as it reached the floor. Employee #1 moved to get out of the way of the sliding sheets and fell approximately 30 ft off the edge of the unguarded floor into a trash dumpster. He sustained a broken back and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, load shift, construction, work station, back, fall, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101200285 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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