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Accident: 98008.015 - Employee Falls Through Elevator Shaft And Incurs Multiple Fr

Accident: 98008.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 06/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253582.01508/09/2017Ace Granite, Llc
At 4:00 p.m. on June 28, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a counter company, was e ngaged in a kitchen counter installation at a multiemployer construction project for a three-story residential building. He was moving a counter top into the s econd story. He walked backwards into what he believed was a closet, but it was an elevator shaft. Employee #1 fell through the shaft and landed on the lower level concrete floor. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was trans ported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to vertebrae and his right heel and bruising.
Keywords: contusion, elevator, elevator shaft, fall, foot, fracture, installing, material handling, residential construction, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1253582.015 28 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause:

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