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Accident: 95548.015 - Employee Falls Into Vaulted Area And Suffers Multiple Fractu

Accident: 95548.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 05/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1230365.01505/04/2017Lighton Industries, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on May 2, 2017, an employee was removing old network protectors from a University Hospital concrete electrical system vault that was staged at the bottom of the vault. The employee was standing at the ground-level opening of the vault alongside a metal grate covering the opening and signaled a boom truck operator to pick up a 13 inch grate he had attached onto the crane's hook. The employee fell approximately 23 feet when the grate gave way as the crane started to pick up a second piece of grating. The employee suffered multiple head, facial , and extremity fractures as well as internal injuries.
Keywords: crane, rigging, head, grating, fracture, face, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0 28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1230365.015 49 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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