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Accident: 14336713 - Employee Falls From Attic And Dies While Monitoring Asbestos

Accident: 14336713 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/03/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1776253508/09/19898734Gsc Environmental Labs
Employee #1 was in the attic of a four story building monitoring asbestos levels while shingles containing asbestos were being removed from the roof. Employee #1 had been at the roof perimeter earlier in the day walking in the gutter which was a tin sheet with boards inside it lined with copper. In the early afternoon the copper and boards had been removed from the gutter as part of the job. Unaware of the gutter modification Employee #1 came back to the roof in the afternoon stepped into the gutter area but the tin sheet did not support him and he fell 50 feet to his death.
Keywords: construction, fall, concussion, asbestos
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17762535 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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