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Accident: 126008366 - Employee Killed In Fall Into Storage Pit

Accident: 126008366 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12600836601/15/19997629Pacific Gas Turbine Center
On January 12, 1999, Employee #1 was engaged in cleaning in a building that was utilized by two aircraft engine rebuilding and repair companies. He apparently entered a darkened room or area and fell 8 ft onto the concrete floor of an unguarded storage pit. Employee #1 suffered major head trauma and was killed. He had fallen either from the floor edge of the storage pit or from a stepladder that was sometimes used to access the pit. Employee #1's body was found by a security guard in a part of the facility that belonged to another company in the building. Apparently, Employee #1 was not authorized to enter this area of the facility. Factors contributing to this accident were Employee #1's unauthorized entry into this darkened area and his misjudgment of a hazardous situation. He was not an employee of the owner of the property.
Keywords: janitor, head, maintenance, work rules, cleaning, lighting, pit, fall, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126008366 Fatality Other Janitors and cleaners

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