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Accident: 200823235 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Floor Hole

Accident: 200823235 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 03/18/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30976464503/22/20061751J.K. Home Builders, Inc.
On March 18, 2006, Employee #1, a Polish carpenter, who understood English very little, was framing the first floor exterior walls. He stepped through a floor hole and fell approximately 10 ft, landing in the basement on his head. Employee #1 was killed. The hole was approximately 4 ft by 6 ft and was covered, but it was not marked. Employee #1 was not wearing any fall protection. Company's records did not indicate any fall protection training for the employee, but the company owner stated that Employee #1 received training in verbal form on the job. The company did not have a written safety program. There were no contributing weather conditions.
Keywords: fracture, head, wall, unsecured, carpenter, floor hole, construction, fall, fall protection, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309764645 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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