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Accident: 200712727 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Into Uncovered Pit

Accident: 200712727 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 01/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30864950801/10/20061542Truman Case
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12339821601/17/20061771S & S Concrete
On January 4, 2006, Employee #1 was smoothing freshly-poured concrete in a recently-constructed area that contained pits about 11 ft deep. The pits had been covered with plywood and sheet metal. One of the covers was removed from the pit to provide light for a worker to weld in the pit. Employees were warned about the condition. However, Employee #1, who was focused on his work, stepped back into the opening, fell to the bottom of a pit, and was killed.
Keywords: cover, walking backward, inattention, fracture, pit, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308649508 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
2 123398216 Fatality Fracture Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:11
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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