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Accident: 170203947 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 170203947 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 02/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192384303/07/19911791Mcclean Steel Corp.
Employee #1, of McClean Steel Corporation, was using a button punch tool on a previously installed metal deck. He was walking backward on the second-floor level when he tripped on a concrete floor form. Employee #1 fell through a 12 ft by 20 ft floor opening for an entry lobby balcony and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. There was no guardrail, cover, or any other safety measure that would have prevented this accident. The employer was cited for a serious violation of safety orders.
Keywords: guardrail, unguarded fl opening, barrier guard, work rules, construction, fall, floor opening, walking backward, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111923843 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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