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Accident: 201523628 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Object And Receives Injuries

Accident: 201523628 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 07/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31461711907/27/20101795Lvi Environmental Services, Inc.
On July 9, 2010, Employee #1 was leveling off construction debris in a dumpster. The dumpster was located directly underneath a chute system, which was attached to a 10 story building under renovation. As he worked within the dumpster, a coworker dropped a piece of cored concrete floor with an approximately diameter of 10 in. and length of 8 in. into the chute on the tenth floor. It traveled through the chute and struck Employee #1 on his right side. He sustained five broken ribs, a lacerated liver, a lacerated kidney and fluid-filled lungs. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center where he received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, lung, dumpster, liver, laceration, rib, struck by, kidney, falling object, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 10 90
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314617119 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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