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Accident: 947085 - Employee Injured In Fall From Open Sided Floor

Accident: 947085 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 08/31/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10572029609/01/19891521Restec Corporation
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on August 31, 1989, Employee #1, an apprentice carpenter with approximately two months of experience, was in the process of gathering tools and equipment after a day of carpentry framing in a townhouse under construction. Employee #1 was on the 3rd floor level when he either tripped or backed off the 3rd floor level, which did not have a temporary guard rail in place, and fell to the 2nd floor deck approximately 10 ft 4 in. below. Employee #1 apparently broke his fall when his upper body contacted a 2 in. by 4 in. brace before landing on his left side. Employee #1 was knocked unconscious; but regained consciousness before being transported to Alexandria Hospital with severe bruises and strains to his right thumb, left side, back, left thigh, and neck.
Keywords: guardrail, carpenter, construction, thigh, thumb, fall, neck, sprain, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105720296 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Carpenter apprentices

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