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Accident: 884775 - Employee Suffers Multiple Injuries In Fall From Balcony

Accident: 884775 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/28/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11117851311/29/19891542Leroy Properties And Development Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11117857011/29/19891751Comanche Construction, Inc.
Employee #1 was working on a 4th-story interior balcony, adjacent to and approximately 16 feet above a courtyard and pool deck area. The balcony was not provided with standard guardrails. The midrail was not in place, and as he bent down to drop equipment to the courtyard deck, he lost his balance and fell, suffering numerous fractures, lacerations, contusions, and a concussion. Employee #1 stated that his visual perception was confused by the bifocal eye glasses he was wearing.
Keywords: work rules, laceration, concussion, midrail, lost balance, contusion, fracture, guardrail, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111178513 Occupation Not Listed
2 111178570 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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