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Accident: 202653259 - Laborer Falls 12 Feet To Concrete Ground Through Floor Hole

Accident: 202653259 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/30/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31647788405/30/20121542Dustin Construction Inc
On May 30, 2012, Employee #1, a 19-year-old male, a summer help laborer with Dustin Construction Inc., was cleaning up left over debris and trash on the roof of the building. Employee #1 lifted a plywood board that was covering a three-foot by five-foot floor hole. As Employee #1 lifted the board and attempted to lean it against another portion of the building, he walked in to the floor hole and fell twelve-feet to the concrete floor below. The board was marked Hole but was not secured over the floor hole. Employee #1 suffered injuries to his hand and lower back. Employee #1 landed on his feet then fell backwards on to the concrete floor. There were no witnesses to the event. Employee #1 was treated and released from the hospital the same day.
Keywords: unguarded fl opening, floor hole, fall, floor opening, concrete, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316477884 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from roof

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