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Accident: 96217.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Hole, And Fractures Ribs

Accident: 96217.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238560.01506/08/2017Atlas Industrial Contractors, Llc

At 8:00 a.m. on June 7, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a n industrial contractor, were working at a multi-employer construction site. Th ey were clearing an area in preparation for setting up a mobile gantry crane. A stack of three sheets of oriented strand board (OSB) was in the way and needed to be moved. Coworker #1 and Coworker #2 each grabbed one sheet and pushed it u p and out of the way against a wall. Employee #1 grabbed the third sheet, lifte d it up on its side, and began walking forward towards the wall. He stepped int o a previously unidentified floor hole and fell through onto an exhaust duct, a fall height of approximately 5 feet. Employee #1 struck an angle iron stiffener that was supporting the suspended ducting. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for r ib fractures and lacerations.

Keywords: crane, duct, fall, floor hole, fracture, installing, laceration, material handling, rib, struck against

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1238560.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker

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