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Accident: 99055.015 - Foreman Falls From Deck, Incurs Fracture, And Laceration

Accident: 99055.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1221364.01503/28/2017Shaw Builders, Inc.
On March 28, 2017, Employee #1, a foreman employed by a construction company, was working alone at the site of a new residential building. He was engaged in exterior carpentry, working on a post on the second floor exterior deck. The job site was muddy due to rain the previous few days. Employee #1 slipped and fell into the guardrail system that was in place for fall protection. When he struck the guardrails, the nails that secured them to a wood post pulled out and the guardrails gave way. Employee #1 fell to the muddy ground, a fall height of 15 feet. Employee #1 required hospitalization and treatment for a fractured wrist and a head laceration.
Keywords: slip, residential construction, laceration, head, wrist, fall, fall protection, guardrail, fracture, slippery surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1221364.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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