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Accident: 202719266 - Hvac Worker Injured In Fall Through Suspended Ceiling Grid

Accident: 202719266 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/01/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31721665311/13/20131711Stanford Plumbing, Heating, And Air Conditioning
On November 1, 2013, Employee #1, a 22-year-old male with Stanford Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, was modifying a 30 in. sheet metal duct in the attic space of a commercial one story structure above a previously installed suspended ceiling grid. Employee #1 fell approximately 9 ft through a suspended ceiling grid. It was unclear at the time of writing this, whether Employee #1 fell from a stepladder that was placed on the ground or from a stepladder that was placed on an aerial lift. Employee #1 was hospitalized and suffered a concussion in the fall event.
Keywords: suspended ceiling, ventilation, ceiling, stepladder, ceiling panel, fall, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317216653 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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