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Accident: 131013.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Hole And Dies From Unspecified

Accident: 131013.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1492806.01508/07/2020177174650 - Piedmont Construction
At 1:30 p.m. on August 6, 2020, an employee was conducting cleanup on the third floor of a hotel under construction. The employee was moving cleaning tools and equipment to an unfinished room with an approximately four foot by five foot hol e in the floor covered by a piece of flooring material that was held down by flo oring screws. At some point in the day, the cover screws were removed and the co ver was moved to expose a portion of the hole (measuring approximately eighteen inches by four feet). As the employee worked in the room, the employee fell thro ugh the hole and landed on the concrete floor approximately twenty-four feet bel ow. Coworkers provided immediate first aid and contacted emergency medical servi ces. The employee was transported to a local hospital, where the employee later died of his unspecified injuries.
Keywords: cleaning, cover, fall, fall protection, floor hole, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1492806.015 53 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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