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Accident: 129826.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Wall Opening

Accident: 129826.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 05/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313909.01505/03/2018Cec Drywall, Llc
At 2:30 p.m. on May 2, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a drywall c onstruction company, were working at a multiemployer construction site, a four-s tory commercial building. They were straddling the gap between a wall opening a nd a site-built wooden trash box that measured approximately 9 feet by 4.33 feet by 3.67 feet and that was elevated by a Genie GTH-1056 rough-terrain forklift. They were attempting to maneuver a Graco Texspray RTX 1500 machine into the tra sh box. The trash box was not secured to the forklift. As the coworker stepped back into the building, the trash box flipped off the forks, causing Employee # 1 to fall a height of approximately 33 feet. The trash box, the Texspray machin e, and some trash fell and landed on Employee #1. The employee was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force trauma, construction, fall, fall protection, falling object, forks, load shift, struck by, trash bin, unguarded, unsecured, unstable load, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1313909.015 39 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 33
FallHt:33
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause:

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