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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 wit h welders at the bottom of a wood framed stair well by voice and a crane operato r 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 guar d rail detached from the post, the employee fell 57 feet. The employee hit hori zontal supports on the way to the stairs and floor 57 feet below and suffered fr actured ribs, a fractured hip, sprains and dislocation of a knee, hernia his abd omen. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: abdomen, dislocated, fall, fracture, guardrail, hip, rib, stair
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 Carpenters FallDist: 57
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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