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Accident: 303537518 - Employee Injured In Fall From Bleachers

Accident: 303537518 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 04/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30353751804/05/20001799Mcwhorter Construction, Inc.

At 8:30 a.m. on April 5, 2000, Employee #1, a laborer employed by McWhorter Construction, Inc., was carrying and installing aluminum bleachers planks on an elevated leading edge, along with another employee. Suddenly, Employee #1 stepped off and fell from a bleacher plank, falling 13.1-feet to the concrete slab and the ground. Employee #1 was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital with severe head trauma. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at 11:00 p.m. on April 5, 2000.

Keywords: concrete slab, fracture, head, construction, plank, fall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 32 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303537518 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking
FatCause: Fall, other

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