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Accident Summary Nr: 74107.015 - Two Workers Fall And Are Injured When Elevator Shaft Floor C

Accident Summary Nr: 74107.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/02/2015
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1041892.01501/08/2015238310Stunner Contractors, Inc.

Abstract: At 2:15 p.m. on January 2, 2015, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were engaged in drywall finishing work in an elevator shaft of a build ing. They were on the second floor level. The flooring that covered the elevat or shaft gave way and collapsed, and the two employees fell to the first floor o f the elevator shaft, an estimated fall height of 12 to 15 feet. Emergency serv ices were called, and both employees were transported to the hospital and admitt ed. Employee #1 was treated for a right ankle fracture and fall trauma. Employ ee #2 was treated for head injuries and lacerations. During the subsequent inve stigation, it was determined that the floor that gave way had been installed and used for approximately 5 to 6 months prior to its failure.

Keywords: ankle, collapse, construction, elevator, elevator shaft, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, laceration

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1041892.015 23 M Non Hospitalized injury Drywall installers
2 1041892.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Drywall installers

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