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Accident: 200123099 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200123099 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 01/11/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31352517201/11/20101751Hip Inc.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on January 11, 2010, Employee #1 was laying grid lines and shoveling snow on a second floor deck. An elevator shaft opening was covered with a plastic tarp with temporary guardrails around a portion of the shaft opening. Employee #1 was not wearing any fall protection equipment. He fell 30 ft through the elevator shaft opening and died.
Keywords: unguarded fl opening, struck against, fall, fall protection, shovel, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313525172 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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