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Accident: 202340782 - Employee Is Injured In 32-Foot Fall

Accident: 202340782 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 05/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30866455605/25/20051791Brooklyn Welding Iron Works Corp.
Employee #1, an Ironworker, was carrying a stair stringer into the building and slipped while walking up a ramp at the entrance. Employee #1 fell against a wood guardrail post and the post gave way at its base and he fell. The guardrails had been removed to the left of the post on that side of the shaft to allow for hoisting, so the post had no bracing towards that side and it tipped and broke in that direction. Employee #1 fell 32 ft into the elevator shaft at the side entrance of the building. Employee #1 suffered fractured ribs, and other blunt impact injuries which were not life threatening. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, iron worker, slip, construction, equipment failure, rib, fall, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308664556 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:32
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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