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Accident: 202546040 - Four Hvac Workers Are Injured When Floor Collapses

Accident: 202546040 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/05/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486604709/09/20131711Nice And Cool Inc
On September 5, 2013, Employee #1, a 44-year-old male, Employee #2, a 30-year-old male, Employee #3, 31-year-old male, all with Nice and Cool Inc., were working with a fourth worker to install a Trane HVAC and ductwork systems at a restaurant under construction. The employees were required to install the HVAC system within a non-structural steel frame. The nonstructural steel was installed for the construction of a suspended ceiling and was located approximately 10 feet above ground. After unloading the equipment and tools, the employees ascended on the nonstructural steel frame on the frame. Employee #3 and Employee #4 were installing the HVAC system while Employee #1 and Employee #2 were putting the flex ductwork when the frame collapsed. The four workers fell approximately 10 ft to the ground. Paramedics were summoned to the scene and transported Employee #1, Employee #2, and Employee #3 to LA County USC Medical Center for treatment of non-serious injuries received during the fall.
Keywords: ventilation, collapse, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314866047 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 314866047 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
3 314866047 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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