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Accident: 125172.015 - Employee Dies After Falling Through Floor Hole

Accident: 125172.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 03/21/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1471718.01504/03/2020Ram Construction Services Of Cleveland, Llc
At 12:30 p.m. on March 21, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a const ruction company, were engaged in demolition work on the parking level of a four- story building. They were walking and discussing installation of plywood protec tion board to prevent debris from exiting the parking structure during the demol ition. Employee #1 stopped to pick up an unmarked sheet of 4 feet by 8 feet ply wood for use as protection board, not realizing the board was covering a 3 feet by 7 feet floor hole. Employee #1 fell through the hole, a fall height of appro ximately 10 feet, and struck the concrete surface. He was transported to the ho spital, admitted, and treated for head, back, and leg injuries. Employee #1 die d from his injuries on April 2, 2020.
Keywords: construction, cover, demolition, fall, fall protection, floor hole, unsecured, wood panel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1471718.015 44 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 9
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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