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Accident: 98083.015 - Employee Installing Electrical Lines Falls And Fractures Hip

Accident: 98083.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1242783.01506/27/2017Dynalectric Company
At 12:00 p.m. on June 11, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by an elec trical design and construction company, were installing electrical lines at a re tail store as part of a multi-employer construction project. They were using an 8-foot ladder to reach an opening in the ceiling that provided access to the el ectrical junction boxes. The space above the ceiling was approximately 6 feet t all, but the ceiling, composed of drywall, was not designed to be walked on. As Coworker #1 performed a work activity elsewhere, Employee #1 set up the ladder, climbed up, and crawled through the access opening and into the space above the ceiling. Coworker #1 returned to the ladder location but did not see Employee #1. Employee #1, above the ceiling and approximately 60 feet away from the acce ss opening. Employee #1 fell through the drywall to the concrete floor, a fall h eight of 10 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transport ed to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured hip.
Keywords: ceiling, confined space, construction, electrical box, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, installing, ladder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1242783.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist: 10
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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