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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
1375408.01501/30/2019Big D Construction
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
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 1375408.015 47 M Fatality Carpenter apprentices FallDist: 30
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation

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