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Accident: 99859.015 - Foreman Falls Between Joists And Fractures Skull And Other B

Accident: 99859.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270419.01510/18/2017Wohlwend Construction Inc
At 11:15 a.m. on October 5, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was acting as the company foreman at a multiemployer construction project, a single family residential building. He and coworkers were installing sheathing over joists on the carport roof. As he prepared to lay a plywood sheet onto the joists, Employee #1 slipped and fell between two joists, a fall height of 11 fe et. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hosp ital. He was admitted and treated for a skull fracture, fractures to his nose a nd left wrist, and other head injuries.
Keywords: carpenter, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, lost balance, nose, residential construction, roof, skull, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1270419.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 11
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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