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Accident: 200570166 - Employee Killed In Fall Into Floor Hole

Accident: 200570166 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 10/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11619216210/15/19971751Dennis Hewitt
Employee #1 cut a stairway hole in the subfloor of a building under construction. He moved the particleboard and then stepped on the edge of it, causing it to flip up and strike him in the face. Employee #1 then stepped sideways into the floor hole, falling 8 ft into the basement. He struck his head as he fell and was killed.
Keywords: head, unsecured, carpenter, floor hole, unsecured panel, work rules, struck against, fall, struck by, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116192162 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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