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Accident: 201160975 - Employee Sustained Multiple Fractures Due To Fall Into Pit

Accident: 201160975 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/28/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611193912/29/19981751Hackbarth Construction Co.
On December 28, 1998, a construction laborer was working at residence undergoing a renovation. The employee was assigned to move scrap material from the site. He was removing plywood covering a 20-ft-long by 3-ft-wide by 15-ft-deep pit. He lifted the first piece of plywood and leaned it against the residence. As he removed the second piece of plywood, he fell into the pit. He sustained multiple fractures to his legs, wrist, back, and hips; and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, construction, back, pit, fall, hip, leg, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126111939 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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