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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202609095 Event: 09/21/2009Employee Is Injured In Fall From Roof Joists
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 21, 2009, Employee #1, with Infinity Structures, Inc., was standing on roof joists removing roof sheathing with a claw hammer. He lost his grip and fell backward through the joists approximately 12 ft to the floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente for a right wrist fracture. Employee #1's prior carpentry work experience was limited exclusively to concrete forms.
Keywords: fracture, roof, demolition, roof decking, slip, inexperience, fall, fall protection, hand tool, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313507527 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters

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