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Accident: 128841.015 - Employee Dies After Falling Through Floor Opening

Accident: 128841.015 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 08/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1489238.01508/20/2020Jozefko Construction Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on August 20, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a const ruction company, were working at a four-story multifamily residential constructi on project. They was dismantling framing around a bathroom floor opening as a r esult of design plan changes. Employee #1, who was wearing a hardhat but no fal l protection, fell through the unsecured 3-foot by 3-foot floor opening, a fall height of 10 feet, and struck his head on the stairs below the opening. He sust ained blunt force traumatic head injuries. Employee #1 was transported to the h ospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, dismantling, fall, fall protection, floor opening, framing, hard hat, head, residential construction, struck against, unguarded fl opening, unsecured
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 1489238.015 70 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 10
Cause: Interior carpentry

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