Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202544631 - Employee Falls 16 Feet To The Ground

Accident: 202544631 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486331702/05/20131541Charles Pankow Builders Ltd
On December 8, 2012, Employee #1 of Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd., was performing his normal assigned activity. Employee #1 was sweeping on the first level. As he was sweeping, he was walking backwards and bumped into a piece of 3/4 inch plywood that was covering a floor opening. The size of the floor opening was approximately 2 feet, 6 inches by 5 feet, 8 inches. As Employee #1 stepped back, his foot hit the covering and displaced it. According to interviews, the covering was not nailed or secured in any way to prevent displacement. Employee #1 stepped on the covering and fell through the opening to the parking level (P1) below. The fall height was approximately 16 feet to the concrete floor below the opening. Employee #1 was hospitalized at UCLA Hospital for two days where he was diagnosed with a pelvic fracture, a renal laceration, and contusions. The cause of the accident was that the floor opening covering was not secured against displacement.
Keywords: fracture, floor hole, laceration, fall, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 7 75
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314863317 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close