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Accident: 201262904 - Employee Falls 16 Feet Through Floor Opening

Accident: 201262904 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 11/29/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31514811411/29/20101791American Steelworks, Inc.
At approximately 10:40am On November 29, 2010 a 42 year old male employee sustained of American Steelworks, Inc. multiple injuries when he fell approximately 16 feet to the concrete basement floor. The employee fell through an unguarded precast floor opening measuring approximately 4 feet by 5 feet. At the time of the accident, employee was working on the precast floor and was giving verbal directions to employees working above him in order to correctly position roof decking bundle. It is unknown if the employee tripped and fell through the floor hole or accidently stepped into the opening while assisting in the roof decking bundle placement while walking and working next to the unguarded floor hole.
Keywords: building, decking panel, fall, floor opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315148114 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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