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Accident: 118660.015 - Employee Dies, Cause Of Multiples Injuries Undetermined

Accident: 118660.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420903.01507/31/2019Dacar Construction, Llc.
At 8:00 a.m. on July 29, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was part of a work crew at a multiemployer residential construction project. The crew, upon arrival at the job site, was preparing for the workday. Shortly after arrival, Employee #1 was found face down on the ground near a scaffold. Coworkers reported a smell of alcohol on his breath. Employee #1 declined medical attention and was taken home by the crew's foreman. Employee #1 later was found dead in front of his residence. The autopsy revealed multiple fractured vertebrae at the thoracic level, traumatic injury (transection) to the spinal cord, multiple rib fractures, and contusions and abrasions at the thoracic level. The medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of the injuries.
Keywords: rib, chest, fracture, scaffold, residential construction, contusion, vertebra, abrasion, spine, alcohol
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1420903.015 48 M Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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