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Accident: 115708.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries After Falling Through Floo

Accident: 115708.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1395901.01504/25/2019University Of Utah Health Care Clinic
At 8:00 a.m. on April 25, 2019, an employee was working for a general medical an d surgical hospital. He was the director/manager of facilities and engineering. His employer had sent him to find a water leak. He was working in a parking gara ge. He was troubleshooting a leaking fire riser. Without wearing fall protection , he entered an axillary drain room. This room was also part of a ventilation sy stem for carbon monoxide control for the parking garage. In the room, there was a large unguarded hole that went between two levels of the parking garage. The r oom was dark, with no artificial light source. There was minimal natural light t hat was blocked by several wood planks above the hole. A coworker reported that at the time of the incident, the room was dark. The employee fell through the ho le and landed on a concrete floor. He fell 3.4 meters (11 feet). He received fiv e broken ribs, a broken scapula, and an injury to his spleen. He was hospitalize d.
Keywords: carbon monoxide, collarbone, fall, fall protection, fire ext system, floor hole, floor opening, fracture, guardrail, leak, maintenance, poor visibility, rib, spleen, unguarded fl opening, ventilation, walking surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395901.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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