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Accident: 139807.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Hole And Is Killed

Accident: 139807.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 09/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1553804.01509/22/2021Lcym Construction, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on September 17, 2021, an employee worked to frame a wooden gable f or a dwelling. A piece of plywood was cut from the gable window opening that was then laid on the floor. The employee attempted to kick the cut section of plywo od free and fell through the hole and approximately twenty-one feet down an elev ator shaft. The employee received serious internal injuries and was killed.
Keywords: cutting, elevator shaft, fall, fall protection, floor, floor hole, frame, internal injuries, plywood
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1553804.015 37 M Fatality Carpenter FallDist: 21
FallHt:21
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:

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