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Accident: 95331.015 - Employee Falls Down Elevator Shaft, Sustaining Fractures To

Accident: 95331.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 04/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1229747.01505/03/2017Gennesis Construction And Cleaning Services, Llc

At, 9:00 a.m. on April 26, 2017, Employee #1 was raising the height of an elevat or shaft doorway four inches on the second floor of a building under constructio n. After the header was raised, the employee had to trim a fiberglass insulation board, which had been installed onto the interior of the elevator shaft. Employ ee #1 was working from an A-frame ladder and using a utility knife to trim the i nsulation board. As the employee leaned into the inside of the elevator shaft in order to cut the back of the fiberglass insulation board, he lost his balance a nd fell over the railing into the elevator shaft and landed on the concrete floo r below. Employee #1 sustained a fractured elbow on his right arm and a fracture d heel on his right foot. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords: concrete slab, elbow, elevator shaft, fall, foot, fracture, ladder, lost balance, struck against
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 4

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1229747.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist: 15
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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