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Accident: 113555.015 - Employee Falls 30 Feet In Elevator Shaft And Later Dies From

Accident: 113555.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 01/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1375410.01501/30/2019Holder Construction
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1375408.01501/30/2019Big D Construction
At 10:15 a.m. on January 30, 2019, an employee and coworker were installing a generic 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 prior to building the extension and Employee #1 fell into the shaft while installing the permanent guard rails. The employee suffered several skull fractures and was rushed to the hospital for surgery. The employee later died due to brain injury complications.
Keywords: skull, guardrail, head, fracture, fall, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   5 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1375410.015 47 M Fatality Dislocation Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)
2 1375408.015 47 M Fatality Dislocation Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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