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Accident: 104492.015 - Employee Falls Into Basement Excavation And Breaks Ankle

Accident: 104492.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1306912.01504/06/2018Landavazo Brothers, Inc.
At 6:00 a.m. on March 27, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a concrete construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new two-story building. He was loading and lowering 10-foot long concrete pump hoses and other equipment into a below-grade basement excavation. As he attempted to free up a concrete vibrator machine that was stuck on rebar, Employee #1 fell over a guardrail, struck a basement wall, and fell into the excavation, a fall height of approximately 16 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a compound fracture of the right ankle that required two surgeries and hospitalization for approximately 5 days.
Keywords: ankle, material handling, loading, guardrail, construction, excavation, fall protection, fracture, fall, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1306912.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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