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Accident: 202540340 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202540340 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/03/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620065803/11/20091799Fuijtec America Inc
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on March 3, 2009, Employee #1 was removing a temporary platform from a third floor. In order to remove the temporary platform, he had to unbolt four corner screws, cut the platform in-half with an electric skillsaw, and drag the two pieces out of the elevator shaft thru the elevator door. While removing the two pieces, he fell through the elevator shaft from the third floor to the first floor. His left wrist and jaw were broken, and he suffered an injury to his left eye. Employee #1 was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for nine days. The employee was supposed to wear a body harness while removing the platform but he was not.
Keywords: fracture, fall, fall protection, elevator, face, elevator shaft, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 55
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126200658 Hospitalized injury Amputation Elevator installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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