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Accident: 130910.015 - Foreman Is Killed In Fall And Coworker Is Struck And Injured

Accident: 130910.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/04/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501077.01511/05/2020Mmr Constructors Inc.
At 10:45 a.m. on November 4, 2020, Employee #1, Coworker #1, and other coworkers , employed by an electrical contractor, were engaged in electrical wiring instal lation work at a multi-employer construction project, a new commercial building. Employee #1, the crew foreman, was directing an installation crew in bay five while Coworker #1 was doing clean-up work on a lower level. Employee #1, wearin g a full body harness but not tied to a self-retracting lanyard or a lifeline, s tepped on an uncovered draft vent opening in the walking surface. He fell throu gh the opening, a fall height of 52 feet, and struck Coworker #1 and the concret e floor on the lower level. Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were transported to the hospital. Employee #1 died at the hospital on November 16, 2020. Coworker #1 was hospitalized for treatment of injuries.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, ceiling, concrete, construction, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, floor hole, floor opening, fracture, installing, multi-employer worksite, ppe, struck against, unguarded fl o
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1501077.015 26 F Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist: 52
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
2 1501077.015 30 M Fatality Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist: 52
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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