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Accident: 170761779 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Granite Sheets

Accident: 170761779 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 05/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30869028802/03/20051741New Look Builders, Inc.
On May 1, 2005, Employee #1 was helping to unload a large shipping container of granite sheets at a residential home under construction. When five sheets remained inside the container, a coworker went to investigate someone calling for help from inside the house, and left Employee #1 to hold the sheets up against the wall. A short time later, a worker returned to the container and noticed the remaining sheets had fallen to the floor. He called out for help and then realized that Employee #1 was under the fallen pieces. Coworkers moved the broken pieces of granite and found Employee #1 underneath. Emergency responders summoned; however, Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: delivery work, asphyxiated, construction, crushed, struck by, containerized cargo
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 3 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308690288 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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