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Accident: 14386924 - Construction Employee Fell Through Floor Opening To Death

Accident: 14386924 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 10/07/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10012065810/07/19861542Pcl Construction Services, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10012064110/07/19861793Harmon Contract W.S.A. Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM ON OCTOBER 7, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON THE SECOND FLOOR (SOUTH END) OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. HE WAS PREPARING AN AIR SCOOP UNIT FOR INSTALLATION, WITH HIS BACK TOWARD A CURTAIN WALL OPENING 33 INCHES HIGH AND 103 INCHES WIDE. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL THROUGH THIS OPENING TO THE PLAZA BELOW, A DISTANCE OF 28 FEET. IF A STANDARD GUARD RAILING OR EQUIVALENT FALL PROTECTION HAD BEEN PROVIDED, THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.
Keywords: inattention, guardrail, unguarded fl opening, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100120658 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100120641 Occupation Not Listed

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