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Accident: 170749204 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Stair Opening

Accident: 170749204 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 12/27/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11952513712/28/19941751Chesapeake New Construction And Renovation

Employee #1 was helping his employer, a homeowner, with house renovations. Employee #1 was removing insulation from the perimeter of a door and window when he took one step to the left and fell 10 ft through a floor opening for a circular staircase. The employer had just stepped outside to talk to his wife and left the opening unguarded. Employee #1 landed on a concrete floor and received a hairline fracture to his left ankle and a compression of the T12 and L2 vertebrae. No ppe was being used.

Keywords: fracture, unguarded fl opening, ppe, work rules, construction, fall, floor opening, vertebra, ankle, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119525137 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Carpenters

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