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Accident: 201059318 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Floor Hole

Accident: 201059318 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/03/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30716308911/05/20041711Control Air Conditioning Corp
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on November 3, 2004, Employee #1, an apprentice air conditioning worker, was sorting out ductwork sections at the south side of the second floor of the construction site. Employee #1 had been engaged in the operation for approximately five minutes to ten minutes. While sizing and placing ducts together and walking across the floor, Employee #1 inadvertently hit and stepped on the metal decking that was positioned over an approximate 2-ft-8-in.-by 6-ft-3-in. HVAC chase hole opening. Employee #1 fell approximately 13 ft 7 in. to the first floor, landing on an approximate 4-ft high pallet of lighting fixtures which cushioned his fall. Employee #1 sustained broken teeth, lacerations, knee injuries and foot injuries and was hospitalized.
Keywords: knee, floor hole, construction, laceration, fall, unguarded, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307163089 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Sheet metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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