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Accident: 202467734 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Platform

Accident: 202467734 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31243285907/15/20091796New Heights Elevator Co. Inc.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on July 8, 2009, Employee #1 was working for New Heights Elevator Company, Inc. He and a coworker were removing a temporary platform with 2-ft by 6-ft planks, at the north tower elevator shaft. When Employee #1 stepped onto one of the planks, it broke and he fell 20 ft onto the elevator pit floor. He was hospitalized at Sierra Vista Hospital for three days for treatment of fractures that were not specified.
Keywords: fracture, plank, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, elevator, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312432859 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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