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Accident: 201702487 - Employee Is Injured By Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 201702487 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 05/06/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31120981105/07/20081796Brown & Murray Industrial Contractors Inc
At 9:30am on May 6, 2008, Employee #1 was helping relocate a conveyor belt assembly. The conveyor had been suspended by a crane, and the crew was attempting to guide the conveyor to an open area where the conveyor could be spun 180 degrees, then reinstalled. Upon moving the conveyor, a floor hole was more exposed. The conveyor made contact with a solid object located on the west side of the conveyor. Employee #1 moved toward the west to help reposition the conveyor, and he fell through the floor hole, suffering a fracture. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, floor hole, suspended load, millwright, conveyor, fall, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311209811 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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