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Accident: 200021640 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 200021640 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 11/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30213574411/30/19991741Splash Of Tile, Inc.
On November 18, 1999, Employee #1 had just completed estimating the cost of installing tile at a new residence when he fell 9 ft 8 in. through an unguarded floor opening on the first of a house. He landed on the concrete floor of the basement, suffering a fractured collarbone and a hematoma of the brain, which later resulted in a blood clot. The floor opening had been covered with semi-transparent plastic the day before the accident.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, head, unguarded fl opening, work rules, collarbone, construction, fall, floor opening, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302135744 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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