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Accident: 200624203 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Fireproofing

Accident: 200624203 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 02/07/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31070805203/02/20071795Chandler Demolition Co Inc
On February 7, 2007, Employee #1 was working as a construction laborer for a wrecking and demolition contractor. He was working above an elevator machinery room that was in the basement of a building. An exhaust vent leading from the machinery room was covered in fireproofing. One such piece of fireproofing was approximately 4 feet wide by 5 feet long, weighed approximately 115 lbs, and consisted of two layers of 0.625-in. thick type-"X" fire-rated gypsum board and one layer of 1-in. thick shaft liner gypsum board. The fireproofing was stenciled as "2 Hr Fire & Smoke Barrier." One of these pieces fell on Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: demolition, venting, construction, struck by, thermal insulation, falling object, chimney
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310708052 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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