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Accident: 98231.015 - Worker Falls Into Concrete Vault And Is Injured

Accident: 98231.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248523.01507/20/2017Concrete General, Inc.

At 11:15 a.m. on July 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a concrete company, was performing work above an underground concrete utility vault. He was standing a bove the vault and shoveling stone for backfill around the vault's perimeter. F our hole covers were not secured. Employee #1 displaced a cover with his feet a nd fell to the concrete floor of the vault, a fall height of 9 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was a dmitted and treated for his fall-related injuries.

Keywords: concrete, construction, fall, fall protection, floor hole, floor opening, undrgrd installation, unsecured
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1248523.015 17 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 9
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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