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Accident: 202448502 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202448502 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/06/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060310506/20/20081731Anthony Barbato Electric Inc Dba A B Electric
At 1:00 p.m. on May 6, 2008, an accident occurred at a Lake Arrowhead, California construction site. The accident site is a 3-story house under construction on the north shore of Lake Arrowhead. Anthony Barbato Electric Inc., the employer, reported that Employee #1 removed the top railing guarding the opening of the elevator shaft (5 feet by 4.5 feet) at the 2nd floor level of the 3-story house under construction and stepped into the yet unsheathed wall in order to secure some electrical wires to the building. Wrapping his left arm around a wall stud, and working with his right hand, Employee #1 lost his footing and fell to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 13.5 feet. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, construction, electrical work, fall, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310603105 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall, other

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