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Accident: 201202413 - Employee Sufferes Fracture After Fall Through Unguarded Hole

Accident: 201202413 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 11/05/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30696766212/01/20031521Steward Homes Llc
On November 5, 2003, Employee #1, fell through an unguarded floor hole on the second level of home under construction and was seriously injured. Employee #1 was checking the alignment of the second story wall studs when he stepped backwards into the unguarded stairway opening and fell 12 ft to the compacted gravel of the garage floor. The victim suffered a fractured 7th C vertebra and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, wall, unguarded fl opening, floor hole, walking backward, vertebra
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
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306967662 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior cladding
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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