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Accident: 202553947 - Employee Fractures Feet In Fall From Elevator Shaft

Accident: 202553947 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/29/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552557608/30/20111742The Nevell Group Inc
On July 29, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a foreman of a fireproofing crew that was applying fireproofing material to an elevator shaft. The employer is a commercial interior and exterior wall system subcontractor. As Employee #1 was spraying fireproofing material onto a column at the corner of the elevator shaft, approximately 20 feet above the building's main level, he slipped and fell. Employee #1 shattered multiple bones in both his feet, which he was hospitalized and treated for at a nearby medical facility. The accident investigation revealed that the elevator shaft was unguarded and Employee #1 failed to use any fall protective equipment.
Keywords: fracture, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, elevator, unguarded, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315525576 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Fireproofing
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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