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Accident: 201078268 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 201078268 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/15/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534489505/23/20121751E Build & Truss Inc
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on May 15, 2012, Employee #1 a framer was cutting 2x4 in. and 2x6 in. wood panel with a skill saw from the second floor positioned while his back was at an inside floor opening. The employee was getting up from a crouched down position when he slipped and fell backwards approximately 10 ft. from the second story through the opening in the floor landing on the concrete foundation. Emergency Services was called and Employee #1 was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital where he was treated for spinal compression fracture and left arm radius fracture. Employee #1 remained hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, spine, floor hole, slip, saw, wood panel, fall, floor opening, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315344895 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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