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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96593.015 Event: 05/09/2017Employee Falls From Scaffold, Breaks Shoulder Blade, And Cut
At 2:00 p.m. on May 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a drywall company, was wor king at a commercial building construction site. He was installing interior wal ls and ceilings from a rolling scaffold that was approximately 5 feet high. As he attempted to climb down from the scaffold, Employee #1 lost his balance, grab bed onto security mesh that cut his hand, and fell to the ground. Emergency ser vices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admi tted and treated for a fractured scapula (shoulder blade) and lacerations to his left hand.
Keywords: building, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, hand, installing, laceration, scaffold, shoulder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1242381.015 Hospitalized injury Drywall installers

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