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Accident: 127808.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Open Stairwell

Accident: 127808.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1480091.01506/22/2020Rumo Company Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on July 6, 2020, Employee #1, a general laborer employed by a cons truction company, was clearing debris on the second floor of a three-story townh ouse being constructed. The employee fell through an open stairwell that was in effectively covered by an unsecured sheet of plywood. The employee fell 11 fee t and struck the concrete surface of the first floor. He sustained multiple inj uries, including a fractured skull with intracranial hemorrhaging, fractured rib s, and a collapsed lung. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: brain, cleaning, collapsed lung, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, hemorrhage, housekeeping, residential construction, rib, skull, stair, unguarded fl opening, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1480091.015 30 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 11
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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