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Accident: 201790805 - Employee Falls Between Floors

Accident: 201790805 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12555634009/08/19981751L J R Construction Co
Employee #1 was working with another employee to replace temporary decking with permanent decking. As Employee #1 stepped onto 4 ft by eight ft plywood panel (lying over joists to retrieved material), the panel gave way causing Employee #1 to fall through the opening to plywood floor. He fell approximately 9 ft.
Keywords: decking, panel, fall, temporary floor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125556340 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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