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Accident: 202554283 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Hole In Floor

Accident: 202554283 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/07/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552745701/11/20121521Pacific Construction Services
On January 7, 2012, Employee # 1 a 22-year- old male was working as a general laborer at a multi-employer worksite. Employee # 1 picked up a 4-ft by 8-ft sheet of plywood that had been placed over the floor opening. As he stepped forward with the plywood in front of him, he fell through a 42-inch by 72-inch floor opening 12-ft down to the floor below. The plywood was not secured or marked to identify the fall hazard that it was covering. Employee # 1 sustained fractures to four transverse vertebrae. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and was hospitalized for three days. The accident was reported to the Division by the Fire department.
Keywords: fracture, spine, unsecured, floor hole, fall, fall protection, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315527457 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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