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Accident: 201520780 - Employee Falls Through Floor Opening

Accident: 201520780 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 02/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12330456002/03/20001542R & L Acoustics, Inc.
Employee #1 was on the second floor level of a building under construction, marking 16 in. center points on the floor track for wall stud placement. Encountering a sheet of plywood on the floor next to the track he was marking, he moved it and stepped into a 28 in. by 10 ft long floor opening, falling 18 ft to the first floor. The plywood covering the floor opening was unmarked and unsecured.
Keywords: floor hole, unsecured panel, construction, 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 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 123304560 Hospitalized injury Concussion FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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