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Accident: 109650.015 - Employee Breaks Wrist, Pelvis In Fall Through Roof Hole

Accident: 109650.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 07/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348293.01507/09/2018R. H. White Construction Co, Inc.

At 2:45 p.m. on July 9, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, w as working at a two-story water treatment plant. To retrieve a water nozzle, he climbed a ladder onto the roof deck. After retrieving the water nozzle, he ste pped on a piece of plywood covering the stairway opening. The plywood flipped d own, and the employee fell through the opening, a fall height of 15 feet, and st ruck the concrete floor. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and trea ted for fractures to his wrist and pelvis.

Keywords: construction, cover, fall, fall protection, falling object, floor hole, fracture, pelvis, roof decking, stair, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   2 30

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1348293.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Forming

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