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Accident: 105197.015 - Employee Falls Through Wall Opening And Fractures Ribs

Accident: 105197.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 04/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313226.01505/02/2018Southeast Scanning, Llc
At 12:30 p.m. on April 26, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a concrete contractor, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a six-story multifamily re sidential structure. He was cutting an opening in a concrete wall. The floor n ext to the wall opening became wet and slippery due to the wet concrete cutting process. As Employee #1 attempted to remove a wood pallet holding concrete debr is from the cutting, he lost balance, slipped, fell through the wall opening, a fall height of 9.5 feet, and struck the first-level parking deck. Emergency ser vices transported him to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for mul tiple rib fractures.
Keywords: cleaning, concrete, fall, fall protection, fracture, housekeeping, lost balance, material handling, pallet, residential construction, rib, slip, slippery surface, wall, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1313226.015 40 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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