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Accident: 170153647 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 170153647 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/27/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11211613203/08/19917812Twentieth Century Fox Studios
Employee #1 was working with a studio crew at Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, remodeling a two-story building that had been used to paint large scenes for motion pictures. There was a 29 in. wide floor opening along the entire wall on both the first and second floors to allow large scenes to be painted. The scene being painted would hang in a frame along the wall, where it could extend above the ceiling of the second floor and through the floor opening to the first floor. Employee #1 and a coworker were dismantling and removing wooden work benches on the second floor. As the coworker swung a single-bladed, blunt-end ax, Employee #1 stepped back to a safe distance and fell approximately 10 ft 4 in. through the floor opening to ground level. He sustained back and elbow injuries.
Keywords: guardrail, dismantling, unguarded fl opening, back, fall, floor opening, elbow, walking backward
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112116132 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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