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Accident: 14507099 - Employee Killed In 8 Ft Fall When Floor Collapses

Accident: 14507099 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 11/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
150036211/19/19841771Formwork Services Inc

Employee #1 was inspecting the stripping of forms on the 8th floor of a building. He had just observed the stripping of 4 ft by 8 ft by 3/4 in. plywood forms that had most of their shoring removed and that lacked supports to hold the 4 ft by 8 ft sheets of plywood in place. Employee #1 climbed a ladder to the 9th floor, 8 ft above the 8th floor, and stepped onto this plywood. Two sheets of plywood collapsed with his second step. Employee #1 fell to the 8th floor, landing on his face. He was killed. Paramedics reported that his death was caused by cardiac arrest due to trauma. He reportedly did not attempt to break his fall. Employee #1 was the general foreman for the subcontractor, Form Work Services, Inc.

Keywords: collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, cardiac arrest, walking surface, fall, face, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1500362 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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