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Accident: 170729354 - Employee Slips And Falls Through Stairway Opening

Accident: 170729354 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11984863810/22/19921742Insul Acoustics Inc.
At about 1:00 p.m. on October 21, 1992, Employee #1 and coworkers of Insul Acoustics, Inc., were putting plastic sheeting over a 4 ft by 4 ft stairway roof opening in a high-rise commercial building under construction. Employee #1 slipped because of the rain and fell about 20 ft down the stairway, fracturing several vertebrae. Employee #1 was not tied with a safety belt and lanyard. The employer was cited for not providing a safety belt and lanyard for protection.
Keywords: fracture, stair, unguarded fl opening, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, roof opening, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119848638 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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