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Accident: 102640.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Opening And Injures Leg

Accident: 102640.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 12/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1288609.01512/18/2017Horton Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on December 18, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a heating and air conditioning contractor, was preparing for the installation of an air conditioning unit in a two-story building. He was on the second floor and moving materials and trash when he stepped into a floor opening, the access/egress point between the building's floors. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 4.8 feet. He was able to prevent falling further when his leg caught on the top of a door and he grabbed onto a permanent ladder. Employee #1 sustained contusions to his leg that did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: access/egress, floor opening, material handling, leg, housekeeping, fall protection, fall, unguarded fl opening, construction, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   2 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1288609.015 33 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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