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Accident: 201112141 - Employee Falls 31 Feet While Driving Bobcat

Accident: 201112141 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602739008/31/19991795Cleveland Wrecking Company
At about 10:00 a.m. at a temporary demolition site, Employee #1 was driving a Bobcat. He was operating it on a second floor level to clean-up debris. The vehicle and Employee #1 fell 31 ft through a floor opening which was created when a structure stairway was removed the day before. The 11 ft 8 in. by 11 ft 2-in flush-floor opening was not provided with safeguards to prevent entry. Employee #1 was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including a serious head injury.
Keywords: demolition, floor hole, fall, floor opening, skidder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126027390 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:31
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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