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Accident: 202346920 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Floor Hole

Accident: 202346920 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 01/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30611448901/10/20031542Callas Contractors, Inc.
Employee #1 was tearing out a section of weather damaged hardwood flooring in a building. Coworkers told him to move his foot off a section of sub-floor that appeared to be weak to support his weight. The employee did not listen to their warnings and remained on the floor. The sub-floor broke and his right foot went through the floor, causing him to fall from a standing position to a sitting position, with one foot dangling between the third and fourth floor. The employee was transported to the hospital complaining of back pain and was hospitalized for several days.
Keywords: floor hole, back, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306114489 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall, other

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