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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet at BM3Construction in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 08/23/19

An employee was working on commercial roof to pick up a debris and materials. He picked up a piece of plywood put there by another contractor. He did not know it was covering a 4′ x 4′ hole, stepped in it, and fell 20 feet to the concrete below, breaking his right foot and requiring stitches on his left leg.

Report ID 2019088762  
Date 08/23/2019  
UPA 1492656  
Inspection 1426980  
Primary NAICS 238310  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 530 Foot (feet), unspecified
Source 6542 Existing roof openings, other than skylights
Secondary Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Event 4324 Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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