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Accident: 99157.015 - Employee Falls Out Of Box On Elevated Platform On An All-Ter

Accident: 99157.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 09/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1265056.01509/19/2017Stone Development Group, Inc.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on September 19, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker wer e performing framing carpentry work on a new commercial building under construct ion. It was both employees first day on the jobsite. At around 7:00 a.m., the em ployees arrived onsite and were instructed by their employer to bring their hand tools. The coworker asked workers around the site for help lifting his tools so that he would not have to hand carry the tools up the ladders. A company forema n for another contractor agreed to help the employees. He retrieved a JCB 507-42 all-terrain forklift that had a jobsite made box attached and lifted the tools to a third story window. Employee #1 climbed out of the window onto the box and began to hand tools to his coworker. As Employee #1 gave some of the tools to hi s coworker, the box shifted and Employee #1 lost his balance and fell from the e levated platform. Employee #1 fell approximately three-stories, striking the gro und and suffering blunt force trauma to his skull and neck that killed him. Empl oyee #1 was not wearing fall protection.

Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, fall, fall protection, industrial truck, lost balance, neck, skull
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 24 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1265056.015 50 M Fatality Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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