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Accident: 14251938 - Fall From Leading Edge Of Plywood Ceiling

Accident: 14251938 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/30/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1497418211/02/19843523Gas Fired Products Inc
ON OCTOBER 30, 1984, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CONSTRUCTING A BULK TOBACCO CURING BARN, 9'6" WIDE BY 40' LONG BY 8'8" HIGH. HE HAD UNLOADED ONE PIECE OF 3/8" BY 4' BY 10' PLYWOOD WHILE STANDING ON THE NAILED CEILING OF A 5' BY 9' FURNACE ROOM AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING. WHILE IN THE PROCESS OF PLACING A PIECE OF PLYWOOD ON 2" BY 4" TRUSSES, 48" ON CENTER, EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY LOST HIS BALANCE AND SLIPPED OFF THE LEADING EDGE OF THE PLYWOOD. HE FELL EIGHT FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TRANSPORTED TO WAYNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND EAST CAROLINA MEDICAL CENTER BY AMBULANCE. HE SUFFERED A CRACKED COLLARBONE, A BRUISED LUNG AND A BLOOD CLOT ON THE BRAIN. HE WAS PLACED IN A RESPIRATOR UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 1984. HE WAS THEN TAKEN OFF THE RESPIRATOR AND PRONOUNCED DEAD.
Keywords: blood clot, lung, collarbone, slip, fall, brain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14974182 Fatality Concussion Carpenters

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