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Accident: 66369.015 - Employee Falls And Later Dies

Accident: 66369.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 08/17/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
990617.01508/18/2014"C" Schlicht Plumbing, Inc.

At 4:00 p.m. on August 17, 2014, Employee#1, a plumber, was working with an assi stant installing and re-routing interior sewer and water pipes. After taking a b reak with his assistant, the employee returned to the area where he had been wor king prior to the break while the assistant was throwing out some garbage. When the assistant returned, he found Employee #1 lying on the concrete floor with a step ladder lying on top of him. The employee was bleeding from the head and was conscious; however, he was unable to inform his assistant of the circumstances of the incident. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital where he died t he following day as a result of blunt force injuries to his head and neck.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, head, ladder, neck, plumbing, struck against
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 30 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 990617.015 79 M Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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