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Accident: 201523479 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Second Floor

Accident: 201523479 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 04/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31416554904/22/20101795Omega Industries, Inc.
At approximately 11:44 a.m. on April 22, 2010, an employee was walking across the second floor of a former Filene's store that was in the demolition phase of being renovated. The employee fell through a hole in the floor, where duct work was recently removed. The hole was 2-ft 8-in. by 3-ft and the distance the employee fell was 16 ft 11 in. The employee was leaving the building to go to lunch and stepped onto a steel door that was lying across the hole, which slid out of place and caused the employee to fall. The employee was hospitalized and treated for a fractured hip.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, construction, fall, floor opening, hip, unguarded, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314165549 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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