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Accident: 98136.015 - Worker Falls When Guardrail Gives Way, Incurs Multiple Fract

Accident: 98136.015 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254555.01508/02/2017Johnson Insulation
At 3:15 p.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an insulation company, was working at a two-story residential building. He was throwing a bag of trash over a guardrail when he slipped and struck the guardrail. The guardrail gave way, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 10 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple fractures.
Keywords: structural collapse, residential construction, struck against, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, fall, slip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1254555.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Fireproofing
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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