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Accident: 201859006 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Stairwell Opening

Accident: 201859006 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/12/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31057611108/24/20071751Tim Mcmanaway Dba Quality Building

On July 12, 2007, Employee #1 was installing decking on a one-story single-family residence when he fell 9 ft 9 in. through an opening for the basement stairs. He died of injuries sustained in the fall. Apparently, the opening had been covered only by a sheet of unsecured and unmarked plywood, that had been either moved or dislodged. There were no witnesses to the accident.

Keywords: cover, guardrail, unsecured, barrier guard, construction, stair landing, fall, fall protection, floor opening
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 9 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310576111 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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