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Accident: 200772531 - Employee Sustained Back Injury From Fall Into Sump Pit

Accident: 200772531 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 03/05/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30609487103/05/20031542Shea/Traylor/Healy, Joint Venture
An employee was dismantling and salvaging a temporary water treatment facility that was used to treat water pumped from the Metro West Tunnel. He was retrieving some wood, also known as dunnage, to be used for blocks. The blocks were to be laid underneath structural steel columns that were being dismantled. The employee was working adjacent to an open hole, or sump pit, when he slipped and fell 8 feet 8 inches into the sump pit. He was hospitalized with a back strain.
Keywords: dismantling, back, pit, slippery surface, sprain, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Other $20,000,000 and over 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306094871 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other

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