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Accident: 170739197 - Employee Injured In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 170739197 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 11/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006043911/13/19951522Capaz Construction
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 9, 1995, Employee #1 was working on an elevator shaft at a construction site where the elevator had not yet been installed. The 4 ft opening in the shaft had a guardrail consisting of a 67 in. high top rail and a 35 in. high midrail. There was no toe board. Employee #1 was leaning over between the two rails to check the return wall when he leaned too far, lost his balance, and fell 13 ft down the shaft. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released after two hours. The guardrails were not standard railings.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, elevator shaft, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120060439 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, n.e.c.

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