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Accident: 105421.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Fork Truck Platform

Accident: 105421.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314893.01505/08/2018O'Dowd, Patrick T.
At 1:15 p.m. on May 7, 2018, Employee #1 was working from a fourth floor wall op ening, at an approximate 32 foot elevation, removing a concrete filled wheelbarr ow. Employee #1 was contained in an improvised wooden trash box, measuring 4 fee t by 4 feet by 8 feet, that was placed on the forks of a JLG rough terrain fork truck. During work, the trash box shifted and both Employee #1 and the wheelbarr ow fell 32 feet to the ground. Employee #1 struck a concrete block wall during t he fall and suffered multiple broken bones and crushing injuries, killing him.
Keywords: concrete, concrete block, crushed, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, fracture, load shift, powered industrial vehicle, unstable position, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1314893.015 57 M Fatality Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist: 32
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks

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