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Accident: 202358941 - Employee Fractures Shoulder In Fall Through Floor Hole

Accident: 202358941 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/14/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31094451705/14/20071721Frederick Painting And Supply Inc
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 14, 2007, Employee #1, working for Frederick Painting & Supply, Inc., was taping cardboard and rosin paper around the perimeter of a 10-foot by 5.5-foot floor hole. The cardboard strips extended over the edge of the floor hole by approximately 8 to 10 inches. Employee #1 placed his hand on an unsupported section of the cardboard, lost his balance, and fell through the floor hole. He fell approximately 12 feet to the second level floor and fractured his left shoulder. He was hospitalized with his injury.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, floor hole, fall, fall protection, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 37
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310944517 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, sculptors, craft-artists & printmakers FallDist:
FallHt:27
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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