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Accident: 200811008 - Employee Injured In Fall And Later Died

Accident: 200811008 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 09/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30411624709/25/20011742Lone Star Drywall, Inc.
On September 15, 2001, two employees were taping drywalls (fire-breaks between apartments) from within the roof trusses. Employee #1 fell approximately 9 ft 3in. from a 2-in. by 10-in. plank placed on the trusses and used as a temporary working surface. Employee #1 broke his wrist and one of his lower vertebrae. Employee #1 was hospitalized the day of the accident and died on September 20, 2001, from a bleeding peptic ulcer allegedly unrelated to the accident.
Keywords: fracture, truss, construction, fall, temporary floor, vertebra, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304116247 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Fireproofing
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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