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Accident: 201701521 - Employee Falls Through Floor Hole

Accident: 201701521 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 03/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30584594304/01/20038742Industrial Ventilation Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30584593504/01/20031629Teton West Of Washington Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30584595004/01/20031791Inline Steel Fabricators Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30659814504/01/20031791Inline Steel Erectors Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 28, 2003, Employee #1 placed a screen guard on a fan housing set on the second story floor of an air cooling facility that was constructed at a vegetable processing plant. A hole had been cut in the floor for the eventual placement of a ladder access and hatch cover. The 36-inch by 36-inch hole had not been covered or guarded and no type of fall protection system was used. Employee #1 stepped into the floor hole, which caused him to fall 13 feet, 6 inches to the concrete lower level floor below. The impact caused severe injuries to his body and head, and he was hospitalized to treat his injuries.
Keywords: head, ladder, floor hole, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305845943 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 305845935 Occupation not reported
3 305845950 Occupation not reported
4 306598145 Occupation not reported

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