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Accident: 202357745 - Employee Is Injured In Fall During Structure Framing

Accident: 202357745 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 08/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30923375708/03/20051751T.J. James, Llc
On August 1, 2005, Employee #1, a laborer, was working on the attic level floor cutting during framing operations for a residential structure. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the foreman instructed employees to finish what they were doing and to clean up for the day. While rolling up extension cords and air compressor hoses, Employee #1 stepped backwards, and fell through an unguarded 42-in.-wide section of the floor edge. He bounced off a second floor landing and landed on top of a guardrail around a floor opening. The guardrail then collapsed and he fell to the basement floor. The total fall distance was approximately 31 ft. Employee #1 was hospitalized with bruises and abrasions.
Keywords: guardrail, floor hole, struck against, abrasion, fall, fall protection, unguarded, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309233757 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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