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Accident: 633529 - Employee Injured In Fall From Open-Sided Floor

Accident: 633529 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 08/31/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1814876708/31/19881711Burns Brothers Contractors, Inc.
Employee #1 and a helper were attempting to move a 75 lb pipe buggy from the fourth floor to the second floor of a multi-story building. They were using a well wheel and rope. Employee #1 had lifted the pipe buggy just off the floor with the rope while the helper pushed it past the edge of the floor. As Employee #1 attempted to lower the pipe buggy, the rope began to slip through his gloved hand. Employee #1 apparently lost his balance and fell approximately 40 ft over the edge of the open-sided floor to the ground. Employee #1 suffered a fractured pelvis, collarbone, and head injuries. No guardrails were in place nor were safety belts and lanyards in use.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, rope, glove, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, open-sided floor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18148767 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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