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Accident: 200332070 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 200332070 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 05/26/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31217445105/27/20081796Industrial Contractors, Inc.
On May 26, 2008, Employee #1 was unloading material from a wheeled cart located over a floor opening. He was wearing a full body harness, but was not attached to a retractable lanyard located overhead. As he stepped onto the wheeled cart to remove material, the cart rolled forward and he lost his balance. He fell through the floor opening and landed on the concrete floor approximately 70 feet below. He sustained multiple injuries and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, lanyard, manual mat handling, fall, fall protection, floor opening, tie-off, cart
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 11 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312174451 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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