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Accident: 200051944 - Employee Injured In Fall From First Floor

Accident: 200051944 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 11/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30373470111/26/20021795Dykon Explosive Demolition Corporation
Employee #1 was installing dynamite plugs into structural columns in a building to be imploded the next day. Employee #1 had been working alone. Employee #1 discovered a "plug" that had fallen out of the column and went to reinstall it in the column. Employee #1 failed to realize there was an unguarded open side where there once was a wall, and stepped around the column. Employee #1 fell 14 ft to 15 ft to the ground floor landing and onto a pile of ruble. Employee #1 suffered a concussion and was hospitalized.
Keywords: demolition, column, fall, concussion, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5 14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303734701 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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