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Accident: 202554077 - Employee Is Injured When Trapped In Confined Space

Accident: 202554077 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552639210/20/20111542Bourke Construction Inc
On October 20, 2011, Employee #1, an unlicensed worker for Bourke Construction Incorporated (general contractor), was constructing a patio, which was part of an overall remodel that the general contractor had secured with the residential homeowner. Employee #1 was framing the overhead portion of the patio cover and fell into an uncovered caisson hole, which measured at 2 ft in. diameter and 7 ft in. depth. He realized he was trapped and could not get out of the hole, and no others were around; therefore, he dialed 911 from his cell phone and the local fire department responded and rescued him. Employee #1 sustained bruises from his fall.
Keywords: unguarded fl opening, confined space, inexperience, fall, untrained, unguarded, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315526392 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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