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Accident: 75730.015 - Carpenter Falls When Guardrail Collapses And Sustains Multip

Accident: 75730.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 01/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1017857.01501/13/2015Blanc & Bailey Construction, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a building construction project. He was leaning against a second-floor wood guardrail when the guardrail pulled away from the building and collapsed. Employee #1 fell 11 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a back injury and multiple fractures to both lower legs, ankles, and feet. The subsequent investigation determined that the guardrail had not been properly installed.
Keywords: structural collapse, fall, foot, guardrail, leg, fracture, fall protection, construction, ankle, back
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1017857.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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