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Accident: 201203734 - Employee Suffers Contusions In Fall Through Chase Cover

Accident: 201203734 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 10/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31074029510/24/20071542Gale M Roberts Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31074030310/25/20071742Columbia Drywall Systems Inc

On October 23, 2007, Employee #1 was securing rebar on the second floor of the six-story structure. He was passing by another employee to continue his work on the other side of the covered chase when he stepped on the unsecured cover. The support under the cover gave way and Employee #1 fell approximately 9 ft, landing on the concrete floor. He sustained multiple contusions, for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: cover, unsecured, work rules, contusion, construction, fall, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 6 60

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310740295 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 310740303 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:

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