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Accident: 14456693 - Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 14456693 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/23/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1519400405/23/19843273Ideal Concrete Corp

EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WORKS AS A CUSTODIAN, WAS SWEEPING THE FLOOR. DEBRIS FROM THE FLOOR WAS SWEPT TO THE EDGE OF A 3 FOOT BY 4 FOOT FLOOR OPENING, THE TEMPORARY COVER WAS REMOVED, AND THE WASTE PUSHED DOWN THE HOLE. ANOTHER WORKER, WHO WAS ON THE FLOOR ABOVE, YELLED DOWN AND ASKED EMPLOYEE #1 TO PASS HIM THE WATER HOSE. IN THE PROCESS OF PASSING UP THE HOSE, EMPLOYEE #1 EITHER LOST HIS BALANCE OR TEMPORARILY FORGOT ABOUT THE OPENING IN THE FLOOR. HE FELL 16 FEET 4 INCHES TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR, RECEIVING MULTIPLE FRACTURES.

Keywords: janitor, fracture, cover, cleaning, fall, floor opening, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15194004 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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