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Accident: 200784817 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Hole In Floor

Accident: 200784817 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/30/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31212503210/30/20091742Cooper Plastering, Inc.
On October 30, 2009, Employee #1 was working from a mechanical mezzanine. He was staging sheetrock in the work area. A 4-ft by 8-ft sheet of 0.625-in. plywood covered a hole in the floor. The plywood was not secured to prevent displacement, nor was it color-coded or marked with "hole" or "cover" to provide warning of the hazard. Employee #1 fell 14 ft through the hole to the floor below. He was killed.
Keywords: floor hole, fall, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312125032 Fatality Fracture Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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