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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201623907 - Worker Sustains Concussion In Fall Through Ceiling

Accident: 201623907 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 04/07/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31753227304/08/20141731E R Electrical Service Llc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 7, 2014, Employee #1, an Electrical and Electronic Technician employed by an electrical service company, was working at a residential building site. He was pulling wire as part of an equipment installation in the attic above the building's garage. Employee #1 fell through the ceiling to the garage floor below. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a concussion. This event was investigated by Oregon OSHA.
Keywords: attic, head, installing, ceiling, electrician, construction, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317532273 Hospitalized injury Concussion Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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