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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1375408.015 - Big D Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Utah


Inspection Nr: 1375408.015
Report ID: 0854910
Open Date: 01/30/2019

Site Address:
Big D Construction
4015 Terminal St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mailing Address:
404 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/30/2019


Close Case:06/03/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1422672 Yes
Accident 1426595
Inspection 1375410 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 113555.015
Event: 01/30/2019
Employee Falls 30 Feet In Elevator Shaft And Later Dies From

At 10:15 a.m. on January 30, 2019, an employee and coworker were installing a ge neric Visqueen over the opening of an elevator shaft and had to reconfigure the guard rails. They removed the 2x4s that were guarding the front of the shaft p rior to building the extension and Employee #1 fell into the shaft while install ing the permanent guard rails. The employee suffered several skull fractures an d was rushed to the hospital for surgery. The employee later died due to brain injury complications.

Keywords:elevator shaft, fall, fracture, guardrail, head, skull

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1375408.015 Fatality Carpenter apprentices
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