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Accident: 116216.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs In Fall During Ceiling Demolition

Accident: 116216.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1400422.01505/13/2019Industrial Construction Services Inc
At 1:40 p.m. on May 8, 2019, Employee #1 was engaged in a commercial building de molition. He was using a cordless reciprocating saw to cut the seams of a 6-inc h thick by 4-foot wide by 12-foot long insulated drop ceiling panel. He was pos itioned between the ceiling joist and the drop ceiling when the ceiling broke fr ee from the suspension rods and fell. The employee fell and struck the concrete floor, a fall height of 11.5 feet. He was transported to the hospital, where h e was admitted for treatment of four fractured ribs and a collapsed lung.
Keywords: collapsed lung, concrete, construction, cutting, demolition, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, joist, reciprocating saw, rib, struck against, suspended ceiling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition   11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1400422.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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