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Accident Summary Nr: 107193.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall Down Elevator Shaf

Accident Summary Nr: 107193.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/05/2018
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1328841.01507/10/2018236116Nova Engineering And Environmental Llc

Abstract: At 4:15 p.m. on July 5, 2018, an employee, working as a Quality Control Inspecto r, was on the second story of a new residential building still under constructio n with a coworker reviewing a County inspector's findings. While walking through the building discussing the findings, the coworker tried to warn the employee o f an unguarded elevator shaft that the employee was standing too close to. The e mployee fell through the opening and landed at the bottom of the shaft in three feet of water. The employee received a dislocated shoulder, elbow fracture and a head laceration.

Keywords: dislocated, elbow, elevator shaft, fall, fall protection, floor opening, fracture, head, inspecting, laceration, shoulder, unguarded fl opening
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1328841.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Inspectors and compliance officers except constr.

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