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Accident: 95217.015 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through The Stair Well

Accident: 95217.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 03/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1221757.01503/20/2017Engineered Structures, Inc.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on March 20, 2017, an employee was communicating with welders at the bottom of a wood framed stair well by voice and a crane operator to position a flight of steel stairs to be welded into place. The employee was leaning against the top rail of a guard rail system. When one side of the guard rail detached from the post, the employee fell 57 feet. The employee hit horizontal supports on the way to the stairs and floor 57 feet below and suffered fractured ribs, a fractured hip, sprains and dislocation of a knee, hernia his abdomen. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: rib, hip, stair, dislocated, fall, guardrail, fracture, abdomen
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 6 57
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1221757.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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