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Accident: 105022.015 - Employee Falls Into Elevator Shaft And Breaks Neck, Leg

Accident: 105022.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 04/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311415.01504/25/2018Nevada General Construction
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311412.01504/24/2018Cdc Development Llc
On April 24, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction site. He was using a pneumatic nail gun to frame interior walls on the building's second floor. Employee #1 tripped over a piece of wood and fell onto the guardrails on the north side of an elevator shaft. The guardrails gave way, and Employee #1 fell into the shaft, a fall height of approximately 16 feet 8 inches, and struck the concrete surface. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for fractured cervical vertebrae and a fractured right leg.
Keywords: tripped, elevator shaft, nail, leg, guardrail, fracture, fall protection, fall, vertebra, wood erection, concrete, construction, wall, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1311415.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)
2 1311412.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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