June 2018 work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

These summaries of selected Construction work-related incidents recently reported to WorkSafeBC may help you to prevent similar incidents.  See additional summaries online.

Injury Type: Undetermined injuries (2 workers)

Core Activity: Insulation work or fireproofing
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Jun ID Number: 2018122120012
Two workers were working from a job-built wooden scaffold in a new house when the scaffold collapsed. Both workers fell about 10 feet to grade.

Injury Type: Soft tissue injury

Core Activity: Industrial, commercial, institutional or highrise residential contracting or construction
Location: Interior B.C.
Date of Incident: 2018-Jun ID Number: 2018163800011
A worker was installing floor decking on the second level of a steel-framed building. The worker stepped onto an unsecured metal sheet of decking and fell 14 feet 8 inches to the ground floor.

Injury Type: Fractured foot (1 worker)

Core Activity: Welding services or ornamental metal installation
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Jun ID Number: 2018163730019
Two workers, one of them a young worker, were walking in front of a moving forklift holding onto a small punch press that was being carried on the forks. The young worker’s foot contacted a front drive tire of the forklift.

Injury Type: Fractured wrist

Core Activity: Drywalling or acoustic board installation
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Jun ID Number: 2018182070003
A worker was on an extension ladder completing drywall repairs when the ladder slipped down and the worker fell about 3 feet.

Injury Type: Injuries to head (1 worker)

Core Activity: Construction labour supply or general labour supply
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Jun ID Number: 2018117080003
A worker was on top of a car with a mounted hoist while the hoist was being lifted remotely by a second worker. The first worker, who was leaning out over the rooftop guardrail, was caught between the guardrail and a tie-back.