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Accident: 99758.015 - Employee Falls When Hole Cover Breaks, Fractures Ribs And Ba

Accident: 99758.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/04/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1269655.01510/11/2017C3 Construction Group Inc.
At 9:20 a.m. on October 4, 2017, Employee #1, a framer employed by a constructio n company, was working on the second floor of a two-story residential constructi on project. He was walking backward to stretch a string line when he stepped on scrap wood covering a floor opening. The scrap wood broke, and Employee #1 fel l through the opening, a fall height of 10 feet 4 inches. Emergency services we re called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for three fractured ribs and two fractured back vertebrae.
Keywords: carpenter, fall, fall protection, floor opening, fracture, residential construction, rib, structural collapse, vertebra, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1269655.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist: 10
Cause: Interior carpentry

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