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Accident: 132085.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall During Home Building

Accident: 132085.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 12/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1508419.01512/30/2020Phoenix Carpentry Services, Llc

At 11:30 a.m. on December 30, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was engaged in carpentry work at the site of a new three-story residence. He was standing at the unprotected leading edge of an elevated floor deck and ho lding an 8-foot by 4-foot plywood sheet when a wind gust caught the plywood. Em ployee #1 lost his footing and fell, a fall height of 20 feet. He struck his he ad on a concrete column lying on the ground and sustained blunt force traumatic injuries. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, carpenter, column, concrete slab, decking, fall, fall protection, head, high wind, leading edge, lost balance, residential construction, struck against, unguarded, unprotected, windy, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1508419.015 33 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 20
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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