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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201798642 - Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall Onto Ceiling Drywall

Accident: 201798642 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133278908/20/20041795Action Environmental Enterprises, Inc.
At 12:20 p.m. on August 17, 2004, Employee #1, who worked for a demolition contractor, was part of a crew knocking down a building. He was prying a nail out of hardwood flooring on the second floor when he lost his balance and stumbled into a space between the floor joists. He then fell a short distance onto the drywall of the first floor ceiling. Employee #1 sustained a fractured vertebrae in his back, for which he was hospitalized. The joists were exposed because the flooring had already been removed in the area where Employee #1 was working. The ceiling drywall had not been removed and Employee #1's foot made a hole in it when he stepped between the joists.
Keywords: fracture, demolition, work rules, struck against, construction, ceiling panel, fall, lost balance, vertebra, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301332789 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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