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Accident: 118612.015 - Employee Dies After Falling Into Stairway Hole

Accident: 118612.015 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 07/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420653.01507/31/2019Clf Construction, Inc
At 7:30 a.m. on July 31, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at the site of a new two-story residential structure. He was on the second floor, first using a circular saw to cut 3/4 inch plywood and then installing the subfloor decking. Employee #1 fell into a hole measuring 8 feet long and 6 feet wide where a stairway was to be installed. He fell approximately 20 feet and landed on a concrete slab in the basement. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures of the skull. Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: skull, residential construction, installing, fracture, floor hole, decking, concrete slab, circular saw, carpenter, brain, work surface, stair
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1420653.015 51 M Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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