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Accident: 108292.015 - Three Employees Falls Down Shaft And Incurs Fractures

Accident: 108292.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1298758.01502/26/2018Azad Steel Inc.
At 1:45 p.m. on February 16, 2018, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were engaged in elevator installation at a multiemployer construction project, a five-story multifamily residential building. They were welding steel beams onto the framing of an elevator shaft when they fell through the shaft opening, a fall height of 25 feet. Emergency services were called, and the three employees were transported to the hospital. All were admitted for treatment. Employee #1 sustained fractures to multiple vertebraes. Employee #2 sustained a fracture to his sternum and injuries to his hip, leg, and back. Employee #3 sustained multiple rib fractures.
Keywords: rib, fall protection, hip, residential construction, fracture, elevator shaft, steel beam, vertebra, fall, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   5 65
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1298758.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)
2 1298758.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)
3 1298758.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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