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Accident: 14358030 - Employee Killed In Fall Down Stairwell

Accident: 14358030 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10345089608/15/19951542Jim Gorman
Employee #1 was assigned to install insulation into the walls on a building's first floor. A coworker heard a noise and found Employee #1 lying on the floor below the stairway opening. Employee #1 had apparently fallen and struck his head against the steps leading from the first floor. It is unknown from which floor he fell. Employee #1 had allegedly been sent home from work on other occasions due to drunkenness and, according to coworkers, was apparently somewhat inebriated on the day of the accident. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, stair, alcohol, work rules, struck against, construction, intoxicated, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103450896 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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