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Accident: 109638.015 - Employee Injures Head In Fall Through Stairway Opening

Accident: 109638.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1338903.01508/16/2018Middleton Builders Inc.

At 3:30 a.m. on August 15, 2018, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by a construc tion company, was working at a new two-story residential structure, a multiemplo yer construction project. He was cleaning up at the end of the workday when he fell through a stairway opening that was not properly guarded and struck his hea d on the concrete floor, a fall height of 14 feet. Emergency services transport ed the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for serious h ead injuries.

Keywords: brain, carpenter, cleaning, fall, fall protection, floor hole, floor opening, head, residential construction, stair, traumatic, unguarded
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1338903.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 14
Cause: Interior carpentry

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