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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 part of a work crew installing a roof at a new residential building site. He was on 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 witnesses to Employee #1's injury, but it was believed that he fell through the stairwell to the basement's concrete floor, a fall height of approximately 25 feet. There were no guardrails installed on the stairwell, and Employee #1 was not otherwise protected by a fall protection system. Emergency services were called, 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 unconscious for many days.
Keywords: roof decking, guardrail, residential construction, head, fall protection, saw, unguarded fl opening, construction, fall, unconsciousness
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 Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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