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Accident: 14499529 - Employee Killed In Fall From Upper Floor To Basement

Accident: 14499529 -- Report ID: 0523420 -- Event Date: 08/02/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
170610008/06/19841522Donnan Builders
At approximately 10:58 a.m. on August 2, 1984, Employee #1 was on the upper level of a multi-level home under construction. A crane was lowering a load of plywood to the upper level, and Employee #1 went over to assist in spotting the load. While looking up, he stepped backward into an unguarded stairwell opening. He fell 13 feet to the basement level, striking his head on the edge of a concrete block retaining wall. Employee #1 suffered a temporal skull fracture resulting in brain death; he was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, guardrail, unguarded fl opening, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, walking backward, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1706100 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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