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Accident: 110398.015 - Employee Falls Down Tank Stairs, Breaks Back And Other Bones

Accident: 110398.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355777.01510/24/2018W.S. Bunch Co.
At 8:45 a.m. on October 14, 2018, Employee #1 was cleaning and prepping the inte rior of a 500,000-gallon waste holding tank known as a Flow Equalization Basin ( F.E.B.) as part of a multiemployer project. He was using trash bags and 5-gallo n buckets to remove waste. Employee #1 began to descend a permanently-attached stair tower. As he reached the first of two landing platforms and stepped on th e steel grating, the grating failed to support his weight. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 15 feet. He was transported to the hospital, admitted and treate d for multiple spinal vertebrae fractures, a fractured hip, and a fractured pelv is.
Keywords: back, cleaning, construction, descending, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, pelvis, platform, stair, structural collapse, tank, unsecured, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   2 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1355777.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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