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Accident: 200610715 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Floor Hole

Accident: 200610715 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 08/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30253975408/23/20001521Framing Plus
Employee #1, age 17, was part of a construction crew erecting a house. He was working on the second floor when, looking up at a ceiling joist, he saw that a nail had not been fully set by a nail gun. As Employee #1 moved forward to hammer in he nail, he stepped into a floor hole and fell approximately 17 ft through it and through a similar-sized hole on the first floor. He landed on the dirt floor of the basement and suffered contusions to several internal organs, but no fractures. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: cover, guardrail, unguarded fl opening, barrier guard, floor hole, construction, fall, work surface, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302539754 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:17
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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