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Accident: 99854.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall From Ceiling

Accident: 99854.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1264322.01509/18/2017Nuera Contracting
At 8:30 a.m. on August 31, 2017, Employee #1, a drywall hanger, was doing some p re-work installation in an unfinished attic. He was on his knees on top of the c eiling joists. He had secured a piece of drywall and was screwing it into the st uds. As the employee was crawling to position himself to continue screwing the d rywall, he placed his hand on a joist that was not secured correctly. The joist collapsed, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately nine feet to the concrete f loor. The employee sustained a concussion, a laceration to his head, fractures i n both wrists, and a C4 spinal fracture. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: ceiling, concussion, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, joist, laceration, spine, struck against, structural collapse, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1264322.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers

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