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Accident: 200358232 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Hole

Accident: 200358232 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31322051912/09/20091741Manning Masonry, Inc.
Employee #1 and two coworkers were spreading protective paper and plastic over a finished concrete floor prior to concrete block being laid in the area. Employee #1 was working near a hole cover and the coworkers were approximately 20 to 30 feet from him. Employee #1 was moving a four foot by eight foot sheet of oriented strand board that was covering a four foot by five foot mechanical opening, because the chalk line for the block ran over the edge of the board. Employee #1 could not read the English word, "Hole," that was painted on the board. When Employee #1 lifted the board, and began to slide it toward the wall, he stepped into the opening and fell 14 feet to the concrete floor below. The nature of Employee #1's injuries was not specified in the original narrative.
Keywords: floor hole, fall, floor opening, concrete block
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 313220519 Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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