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Accident: 107858.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Elevated Structure

Accident: 107858.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 07/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334588.01507/31/2018Jtf Construction, Inc.
At 9:45 a.m. on July 31, 2018, Employee #1 was performing interior demolition work at an elevated work area inside of a partially demolished building structure. He had placed a heavy motor at the edge of an unprotected wall opening, 31 feet above the ground, with half of the motor hanging off the edge. With the assistance of two coworkers, they pushed the motor off the edge. The motor caught on the employees sleeve or his glove, pulling him out through the wall opening to the ground below. No guardrails or other fall protection were observed in the area. There was a barrier at the wall opening which was a steel A-frame that went from floor to ceiling. Employee #1 sustained a chest compression injury after falling and striking an exterior stair railing that was approximately 17 feet above the ground, and was killed.
Keywords: stair, clothing, fall, glove, guardrail, fall protection, demolition, chest, struck against, caught by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition   31 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1334588.015 64 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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