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Accident: 202468450 - Worker Is Injured In Fall From Attic

Accident: 202468450 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31243472310/15/20091711Holder'S Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
At approximately 11:55 a.m. on October 9, 2009, Employee #1, of Holder's Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc., was installing an HVAC system. While installing the system, he was on the beams in the attic of a house under construction when he fell approximately 11 feet. Employee #1 was hospitalized for skull fracture, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and pneumothorax.
Keywords: attic, chest, fracture, head, ventilation, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312434723 Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist:
FallHt:11
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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