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Accident: 171125412 - 12-Ft Fall From Open Sided Surface To Concrete Slab - Constr

Accident: 171125412 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 05/29/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30443361806/05/20011521Hillview Builders Inc
While erecting framing materials for a house under construction, Employee #1 of fell 11 feet, 8 inches, hitting his head on the concrete floor, one level below. Employees, working in closed proximity to the victim, stated that the victim was last seen within 2 feet of an unguarded edge and was crouching over a stud wall that was being prepared for "tilted up." The victim was treated in a hospital for a skull fracture (closed cranial trauma) and died three days later. The victim was not using a fall restraint system.
Keywords: fracture, head, guardrail, lifeline, carpenter, skull, lanyard, fall, open-sided floor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 2 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304433618 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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