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Accident: 202351847 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Floor Hole

Accident: 202351847 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/19/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30592007603/21/20031751S.D. Lohr, Incorporated
Employee #1, a carpenter foreman, was carrying two half-inch sheets of plywood to the first floor of a single family home, holding them with both hands over his head. As he walked to the location to place the plywood on the floor deck, he walked within approximately 2 feet of an unguarded 8-foot-long by 6-foot 6-inch-wide floor hole. He raised his left arm, lowered his right arm, and let the plywood slide down to the floor. The plywood struck the floor at an angle, bounced, and struck the employee on his right side and right leg, pushing him into the floor hole. He fell through the floor hole 10 feet 4 inches to the concrete basement floor and fractured both heels. He was hospitalized with his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, floor hole, fall, unguarded, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305920076 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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