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Accident: 200355147 - Employee Dies In Fall After Heat-Related Illness

Accident: 200355147 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/01/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31003858306/08/20061531Myrick Construction Co., Inc.
On June 1, 2006, Employee #1 was laying roofing paper on the steeply-sloped (10 in 12) roof of a single-family dwelling. He worked outside from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., while the heat index was 89.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and during which time he consumed only two small bottles of water. At approximately 3:45 p.m., Employee #1 complained to a coworker that he was having cramps. The coworker then directed Employee #1 to go inside, where it was relatively cool, to cut more roofing paper. After entering the building through a second-floor window, Employee #1 fell from the second level to the first level, striking his head on the floor. He was killed. The guard rails for the second level were not installed to facilitate materials being lifted to the second level.
Keywords: head, heat, guardrail, installing, roof, carpenter, heat stroke, concussion, heat exhaustion, overheated
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310038583 Fatality Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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