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Accident: 14482202 - Employee Killed In 40 Ft Fall Down Stairwell

Accident: 14482202 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 05/05/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
72089605/06/19871741D. Harris Masonry Contracting, Inc.
Employee #1 was laying blocks around a 7 ft 8 in. tall by 40 in. wide stairwell entrance doorway. He was working from scaffold planks elevated 40 in. from the third floor level and laid across the face of, and adjacent to, the doorway. Cinder blocks supported the scaffold planks, raising their height to 43 in. and putting Employee #1 approximately 44 in. off the floor. He fell through the doorway and 40 ft down the stairwell, sustaining multiple fractures and internal injuries. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, work platform, scaffold, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 720896 Fatality Other Brickmasons and stonemasons

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