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Accident: 101654.015 - Employee Falls Down Elevator Shaft And Incurs Multiple Fract

Accident: 101654.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282771.01512/13/2017State Insulation, Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on December 12, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an insulation compan y, was working at the construction site for a multifamily residential building. He was inside an elevator shaft and attempting to set up an A-frame ladder acro ss two scaffold planks. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell to the bottom of the shaft, a fall height of approximately 18 feet. Emergency services were call ed, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treate d for multiple injuries, including fractures to his ankle, knee, arm, and verteb rae.
Keywords: elevator shaft, fall, fall protection, fracture, knee, ladder, residential construction, scaffold, vertebra, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1282771.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 18

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