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Accident: 202539391 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 202539391 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/18/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619833203/25/20081771Landavazo Corp
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on March 18, 2008, an employee was putting down an extension cord to do some chipping. There was an elevator shaft opening that was covered with plywood and red caution tape had been placed around it on the floor where the employee was working. The employee was moving an extension cord across the floor and crossed under the caution tape and walked onto the plywood cover. The cover gave way, and he fell 10 feet to the concrete deck below. The employee was hospitalized and treated for a fractured vertebrae and a fractured elbow.
Keywords: fracture, floor hole, fall, floor opening, elbow, vertebra, work surface, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 42
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126198332 Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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