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Accident: 201635976 - Employee Steps Into Plywood Hole, Falls And Fractures Foot

Accident: 201635976 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 05/25/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30983062805/30/20061711Basic Fire Protection Inc
On May 25, 2006, Employee #1 was installing fire sprinkler components as he stood upon a conveyor. The sprinkler system needed new components following the occurrence of a fire. As he stepped off the conveyor, he placed his foot upon a plywood hole, causing him to loss his balance and fall through the plywood. He fell approximately 15 ft breaking his ankle. He was transported to a medical center. At the hospital, he underwent a medical evaluation and received medical attention for his foot fractures. Following the surgical procedure to stabilize the foot fractures, he was hospitalized for postoperative treatment.
Keywords: fracture, installing, floor hole, fall, lost balance, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 2 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309830628 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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