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Accident: 14459572 - Employee Injured In Fall Into Basement

Accident: 14459572 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 05/05/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1882525705/05/19881721M C N Finishes, Inc.
On May 2, 1988, Employee #1 was working in the 11 ft by 12 ft kitchen area of a two-story, single-family home under construction. He was caulking around the door trim in preparation for spray painting. He opened a 28 in. wide by 6 ft 9 in. tall door that led to the basement. No stairs had been installed and no standard guardrails had been placed in the door opening. Employee #1 stepped through the opening and fell 8 ft to the concrete floor. He suffered a fractured skull and arm, and multiple contusions. This was an apparent violation of T8CCR 1926.500(c)(1)(i).
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, unguarded fl opening, barrier guard, construction, skull, fall, fall protection, arm, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18825257 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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