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Accident: 201078862 - Employee Fractures Chest In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 201078862 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534682511/16/20121791Craneveyor Corp
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on November 10, 2012, Employee #1, an ironworker, was working on a rooftop at a jobsite. The employee was installing a section of tube steel when he stepped into an unguarded roof opening. Employee #1 fell through the opening, striking the left side of his chest, which resulted in multiple rib fractures and a punctured lung. The employee was taken to an area hospital, where he required surgery. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: chest, installing, roof, steel, iron worker, stuck, fall, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315346825 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall, other

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