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Accident: 202342382 - Employee Is Injured In Fall When Building Collapses

Accident: 202342382 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 07/28/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31358641407/28/20091522Marcus Uptown Designs, Llc
On July 28, 2009, Employee #1 was on the top level of a building stocking concrete blocks on a floor made of plywood and "C" joists. The weight of Employee #1 and the concrete blocks overloaded the "C" joists, causing them to roll and fall. Employee #1 fell to the floor below. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Upon review of the drawings, it was determined the 2 in. by 16 in. gage top and bottom metal straps had not been applied.
Keywords: joist, building collapse, overloaded, construction, abrasion, fall, concrete block, work surface, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313586414 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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