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Accident: 114671.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Hole And Breaks Neck And Back

Accident: 114671.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 03/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1386991.01503/20/2019American Hungerford Insulation
At 11:45 a.m. on March 18, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an insulation company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new three-story multifam ily residential building. He was on the third floor and attempting to install b att insulation in the exterior wall. He positioned himself by straddling an ope n floor hole, with one foot on the concrete floor landing and the other foot on the exterior window sill. The employee's foot slipped, and he fell through the floor hole, a fall height of 22 feet. Emergency services transported the employ ee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of fractures to his neck and back.
Keywords: back, blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, floor hole, floor opening, fracture, installing, multiemployer, neck, residential construction, slip, spine, thermal insulation, unprotected, unstable position, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1386991.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Insulation Workers FallDist: 22
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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