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Accident: 128441.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Open Stairwell

Accident: 128441.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 08/05/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1487303.01508/06/2020Total Welding, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on August 5, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction welding company, was working at a multi-employer construction project, a three-story com mercial building. He was setting up a ladder to measure and lay out a stairwell landing construction. The ladder fell through the stairwell hole. Employee # 1 lost his balance and fell through the hole, a fall height of 10 feet, and stru ck the concrete surface. Employee #1 sustained multiple injuries, including swe lling of the brain, facial fractures, and a laceration of the forehead. He was killed in the fall.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, concrete, construction, face, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, laceration, ladder, lost balance, stair landing, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1487303.015 57 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 10
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work

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