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Accident: 879957 - Employee Injures Back In Fall From Open-Sided Floor

Accident: 879957 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 11/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10711265811/22/19911522Diamond Construction
Employee #1, a laborer for a general contractor, was constructing a 2 1/2 story wood frame apartment building. He was getting some tools when he walked off the building's second floor and fell approximately 8 1/2 ft. Employee #1 sustained a broken collarbone and a back injury. He is still hospitalized and is awaiting back surgery. A stairway and guardrails were not installed.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, work rules, collarbone, construction, back, fall, fall protection, open-sided floor, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107112658 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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