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Accident: 14444129 - Employee Fatally Injured When He Fell Down A Stairway

Accident: 14444129 -- Report ID: 0355119 -- Event Date: 12/20/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
331457201/12/19875331Heck'S, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 PM ON DECEMBER 20, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WENT TO THE UPSTAIRS LAYAWAY ROOM TO RETREIVE A LAYAWAY. AS HE WAS DESCENDING A FLIGHT OF STAIRS (16 STEPS), HE LOST HIS BALANCE. HE DROPPED THE LAYAWAY AND ATTEMPTED TO GRAB THE HAND RAIL. HE FAILED, AND FELL THE REMAINING 5 TO 6 STEPS TO THE BOTTOM. HE LANDED ON HIS BACK, FRACTURING FOUR RIBS, HIS RIGHT COLLAR BONE AND HIS SKULL. HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES, IN THE HOSPITAL, ON JANUARY 9, 1987.
Keywords: fracture, stair, collarbone, slip, skull, rib, fall, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3314572 Fatality Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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