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Accident: 202539243 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening In Stadium

Accident: 202539243 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620155704/10/20081791Gana Steel Inc
On April 3, 2008, an employee and a coworker were chasing each other before lunch break at stadium theatre seating area. The employee grabbed the coworker who struggled to be free from the employee. The employee ran upwards and fell through a decking opening. The employee fell 14.5 feet to the next level. The accident occurred at a theatre with stadium seating. Workers were in the process of putting steel decking and pouring concrete. They needed to finish the wall before putting final decking for the opening in which the employee fell through. The employee landed on both hands and fractured his nose and cheek bones. An opening at the job site needed to be sufficiently guarded to prevent accidental falling through. The accident occurred due to two employees running and chasing on the job site, but an opening needed to be guarded.
Keywords: decking, fracture, floor hole, nose, fall, floor opening, face, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 16 120
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126201557 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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