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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201281375 - Employee Killed In Fall From Ceiling Beam

Accident: 201281375 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 07/29/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30463189807/30/20021751Gerald Keith Phelps Construction Company

On July 29, 2002, Employee #1 was kneeling on a 2-in. by 4-in. beam, taking measurements prior to installing a ceiling joist. When Employee #1 stood up, a coworker saw his eyes roll back and then collapse. Employee #1 fell approximately 10 ft from the beam to the ground, striking his head as he landed. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.

Keywords: head, unconsciousness, installing, construction, heat stroke, fall, heat exhaustion, high temperature
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 10 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304631898 Fatality Dislocation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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