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Accident: 893073 - Employee Injured In Fall, Strikes Other Employee

Accident: 893073 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 04/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10567008704/21/19881522Wills Chalmers, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were working 30 ft 4 in. above ground level on an atrium roof when they picked up a piece of plywood which, unknown to them, was covering a floor opening. Employee #1 fell through the floor opening. Employee #2 was at ground level walking through the atrium. Employee #1 struck Employee #2 on the shoulder before landing on his head on the concrete. He sustained broken ribs and a fractured skull and was killed. Employee #2 radioed the office for an ambulance, then passed out and fell. Employee #2 suffered a sore shoulder, a broken tooth, and a concussion from the fall.
Keywords: fracture, unguarded fl opening, unsecured, work rules, construction, skull, fall, struck by, concussion, warning sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105670087 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 105670087 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Supervisors, n.e.c.

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