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Accident: 109638.015 - Employee Injures Head In Fall Through Stairway Opening

Accident: 109638.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1338903.01508/16/2018Middleton Builders Inc.
At 3:30 a.m. on August 15, 2018, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by a construction company, was working at a new two-story residential structure, a multiemployer construction project. He was cleaning up at the end of the workday when he fell through a stairway opening that was not properly guarded and struck his head on the concrete floor, a fall height of 14 feet. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for serious head injuries.
Keywords: stair, cleaning, floor opening, floor hole, residential construction, head, fall protection, fall, carpenter, unguarded, traumatic, brain
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1338903.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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