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Accident: 102076.015 - Employee Falls Through Hole And Incurs Multiple Fractures

Accident: 102076.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 01/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286577.01501/08/2018The Canada Company
At 10:20 a.m. on January 3, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a heating and air con ditioning contractor, was working at a multiemployer construction project. He w as repairing a leak on an HVAC duct when he stepped on a board that covered a ho le. The board broke, and Employee #1 fell through the hole to the concrete floo r below, a fall height of 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple f ractures.
Keywords: construction, duct, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, leak, repair, unsecured, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1286577.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist: 12
FallHt:12
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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