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Accident: 200773968 - Three Employees Are Injured By Plywood Falling Down Shaft

Accident: 200773968 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 02/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30876248302/25/20051741D'Agostino Associates, Inc.
Employees were loading a bundle of plywood that contained 53 pieces of 0.72-in. plywood onto a fourth floor working level. The employees were using a Lull, and, as the Lull was backing away from the building, the plastic strap (manufacturer supplied) holding the bundle together broke and approximately 38 pieces fell down an elevator shaft hole that was located approximately 16 in. away. The pieces of plywood began to fall down the shaft in single sheets sliding off of the bundle one by one. Several pieces fell off onto the third floor and second floors, but the majority fell to the basement level where three masons (Employees #1, #2 and #3) were working. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were starting the first course of what would eventually be the elevator shaft. Employees #1, #2 and #3 were injured and were hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, struck by, falling object, contusion, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 50
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308762483 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 308762483 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
3 308762483 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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