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Accident: 142227.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Opening And Is Killed

Accident: 142227.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 12/23/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1570134.01512/23/2021Tegco, Inc.

At 9:00 a.m. on December 23, 2021, an employee and coworker climbed a fixed ladd er to consider the movement of a junction box. The employee climbed down the lad der and walked over a floor hole (approximately seventy-eight inches wide by one hundred and eighteen inches long) covered by one half inch thick plywood boards . When the employee stepped onto the plywood, the boards broke under the employe e's weight and the employee fell approximately twenty-five feet. The employee wa s killed by the injuries received in the fall.

Keywords: board, fall, fall protection, fixed ladder, floor hole, plywood, step
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1570134.015 50 M Fatality Electricians FallDist: 25
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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