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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200022960 - Employee Killed In Fall Though Open Stair Hole

Accident: 200022960 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 08/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30799972208/17/20041521Golden River Homebuilders Inc.
On August 16, 2004, Employee #1, age 85, was working on a new home that was being built by his son's company. He was walking on the first floor when he stepped into an open stair hole and fell approximately 10 ft to a crushed stone basement. He sustained multiple injuries and was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ, where he died. The hole was partially covered by a large tarp that was rolled up.
Keywords: cover, barrier guard, work rules, construction, elderly, fall, floor opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307999722 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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