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Accident: 122233.015 - Employee Falls Through False Ceiling, Dies From Head Injurie

Accident: 122233.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 12/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1448997.01512/05/2019Eslinger Construction And Ready Mix, Inc

At 2:00 p.m. on December 8, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was engaged in demolition work at a commercial building. He was using a leaf rake to remove insulation from a false ceiling when he fell through the ceiling , a fall height of approximately 15.5 feet, and struck the concrete floor and eq uipment. The employee was transported to the hospital and treated for skull fra ctures. He died from his head injuries.

Keywords: ceiling, construction, demolition, dismantling, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, skull, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition   2 16 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1448997.015 53 M Fatality FallDist: 16
Cause: Demolition

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