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Accident: 200674133 - Employee Dies When He Falls Through Sixth-Floor Skylight

Accident: 200674133 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/14/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30617623101/14/20031522Aqua-Shield Corp
On January 14, 2003, a construction employee was working on the sixth story of a building. He was securing a lifeline on a concrete beam when he stepped back and fell through a skylight, approximately 60 feet to the ground. The employee was hospitalized with a concussion and died three days later from his injuries.
Keywords: beam, skylight, building, construction, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, concussion, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306176231 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:60
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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