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Accident: 200033470 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Building

Accident: 200033470 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31259820408/18/20091795Delta Demolition Inc.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on August 18, 2009, Employee #1 was driving a John Deere skid loader from a roll off dumpster onto the 7-story building being demolished. The skid steer was backed into the dumpster at ground level. After that, it was raised by a crane to the 7th floor, where only a portion of the dumpster could be placed inside the building. Employee #1 then entered the still suspended dumpster and while trying to drive the skid steer off, he apparently caused the dumpster to roll off the building. Employee #1 and the skid steer fell from the 7th floor level to the ground. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, demolition, building, ladder, construction, dumpster, fall, skidder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 7 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312598204 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall, other

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