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Accident: 98916.015 - Worker Falls From Retaining Wall And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 98916.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262899.01509/12/2017Larry Wong
At 12:00 p.m. on September 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in site clearing/demolition behind a motel/inn. He was attempting to clear ivy and other plants from a hill above a 4-foot retaining wall when he lost his footing, slipped, and fell off the wall, a fall height of 6 feet. The site foreman took him first to a chiropractor, and then to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured right ankle.
Keywords: retaining wall, ankle, cleaning, construction, fall protection, lost balance, fracture, fall, demolition, slip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1262899.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Other

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