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Accident: 124891.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Window

Accident: 124891.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 03/16/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1470439.01503/17/2020Robert Sibley
At 11:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing and heating company, was engaged in installation work at a construction site, a four-story multifamily residential structure. He was on an upper level and reaching throug h an open window while pushing a PVC pipe through a wall opening. The window de tached from its framing, and Employee #1 fell through the window, a fall height of 40 feet. He sustained fractures to his skull, arm, and leg. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: arm, fall, fall protection, fracture, frame, installing, leg, pipe, residential construction, skull, structural collapse, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1470439.015 30 M Fatality Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters FallDist: 40
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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