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Accident: 96744.015 - Employee Falls From Undecked Attic And Is Killed

Accident: 96744.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 06/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1243864.01506/28/2017Jose C. Sanchez

At 9:38 a.m. on June 27, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at the site of a new two-story residence. He was in a partially dec ked attic space and preparing to perform cornice work. Employee #1 was about to place a 2-inch by 11-inch piece of wood onto joists to make a work platform whe n he fell through the undecked portion of the floor, a fall height of approximat ely 12 feet. Employee #1 sustained blunt force head injuries and was killed.

Keywords: attic, decking, decking panel, fall, fall protection, floor opening, head, installing, residential construction
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1243864.015 31 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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