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Accident: 200150787 - Employee Dies Iafter Fall Through A Floor Opening

Accident: 200150787 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 07/11/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30468268507/11/20031542Mclean Contracting, Llc.
On July 11, 2003, a construction employee was placing sheets of plywood at the entrance opening to a concrete influent equalization tank to prevent dirt form dropping through the grating. He was working with his foreman when he fell 22 feet through a floor opening in the fiberglass grating. Prior to the accident, the employee picked up two, 4 feet by 8 feet by 0.5 inch-thick plywood sheets, which were stacked on top of each other. While attempting to push them toward the entrance of the equalization tank, he unexpectedly fell 22 feet through a floor opening. The employee suffered life-threatening injuries and died on July 22.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, floor opening, tank, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 22 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304682685 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:22
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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