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Accident: 905794 - Employee Killed In Fall From Second Story

Accident: 905794 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 04/27/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11618845904/30/19961521Spectrum Building Enterprises Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11618844204/30/19961751Blaisure Construction

Employee #1 and two coworkers were beginning to frame the second story of a single family residence. Employee #1 was pulling up 2 in. by 8 in. by 12 ft long wooden boards that had been placed vertically against the house. His back was to a stairwell opening located in the middle of the second story floor. A safety railing had been erected but apparently the guardrail was dislodged from its support and Employee #1 fell 19 ft down the stairwell. He was killed. Several violations of the railing standard were documented: It did not have the required midrail and the one nail holding the railing together meant it was incapable of supporting 200 pounds.

Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, midrail

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116188459 Occupation Not Listed
2 116188442 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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