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Accident: 200967511 - Employee Injured In Fall When Concrete Floor Deck Collapses

Accident: 200967511 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/20/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30369232110/20/20001522Erickson Construction, Llc
Employee #1, the site superintendent at a four-story student housing building under construction, was told by workmen that the Hambro bar joists supporting the recently-poured concrete for the second floor appeared to be rolling, or leaning over. Employee #1 immediately began inspecting the decking by standing on the first-floor level and looking up at the bar joists system from underneath. He then went up one level and was walking across the new floor when the entire deck suddenly caved in and fell onto the first floor. Employee #1 fell with collapsed floor. He sustained injuries but did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: decking, concrete form work, collapse, overloaded, construction, equipment failure, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303692321 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, production occupations FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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