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Accident: 200362150 - Worker Is Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 200362150 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/23/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31677979201/23/20141761Exterior Recovery, Inc.
On January 23, 2014, Employee #1, employed by Exterior Recovery, Inc., was applying commercial siding to a new multi-family apartment building being constructed. He was working from a pump jack scaffold raised 49 feet above the lower level. According to the subsequent investigation report, the only partial witness stated that Employee #1 unhooked his lanyard to lean out toward the building from the scaffold and install a soffit vent. Employee #1 slipped and fell to the concrete footer below, incurring severe head injuries. Emergency services were called. Emergency medical responders arrived at the site and, at 11:14 a.m. on January 23, 2014, pronounced Employee #1 dead. This fatality was investigated by North Carolina OSHA. The investigation determined that Exterior Recovery, Inc., was a construction company specializing in roofing, siding, and windows.
Keywords: head, installing, wall, construction, pump jack scaffold, lanyard, fall, fall protection, concussion, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316779792 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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