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Accident: 74204.015 - Worker Falls During Home Construction And Sustains Head Inju

Accident: 74204.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 01/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1017706.01501/27/2015Ismael Nolasco Chilel
On January 12, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction contractor, was par t of a work crew installing a roof at a new residential building site. He was o n the second floor and operating a circular saw to cut plywood for the coworkers sheathing the roof. According to the subsequent investigation, there were no w itnesses to Employee #1's injury, but it was believed that he fell through the s tairwell to the basement's concrete floor, a fall height of approximately 25 fee t. There were no guardrails installed on the stairwell, and Employee #1 was not otherwise protected by a fall protection system. Emergency services were calle d, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for head injuries, including heavy bleeding from the head. Employee #1 was unc onscious for many days.
Keywords: construction, fall, fall protection, guardrail, head, residential construction, roof decking, saw, unconsciousness, unguarded fl opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 3 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1017706.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 25
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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