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Accident: 124755.015 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Wood Beam

Accident: 124755.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 03/11/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469385.01503/12/2020Bushman Construction
At 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new residential structure. He was installing a structural wood beam for an outdoor pergola. The beam fell from a height of approximately 10 feet and struck the employee. The employee sustained a punctured heart and was killed.
Keywords: puncture, installing, residential construction, heart, struck by, wood erection, falling object, beam
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1469385.015 45 M Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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