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Accident: 200202901 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Unguarded Stairway Opening

Accident: 200202901 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/03/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31095440907/05/20071751Lrg Framing Inc.
On July 3, 2007, Employee #1, age 18, was moving material around on the second floor of a new house under construction. He was handing lumber up to coworkers who were installing the OSB roof deck when he reportedly tripped on an extension cord lying on the floor and fell into the unguarded opening for a stairway. Employee #1 fell 20 ft, landing, head first, on the concrete basement floor. e died of injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: head, stair, guardrail, barrier guard, work rules, construction, tripped, manual mat handling, fall, housekeeping
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310954409 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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