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Accident: 200840734 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Into Construction Pit

Accident: 200840734 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 12/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381483412/12/20011751Rog-N-Don Builders
On December 10, 2001, Employee #1 was walking from an equipment trailer northeast toward the construction area when he apparently tripped and fell into an 8-ft 10-in.-deep by 38-in.-wide by 18-ft-long pit. He suffered a concussion and other head injuries when his head struck the concrete floor of the pit as he landed. Employee #1 was killed. The pit was not marked or guarded.
Keywords: head, guardrail, barrier guard, work rules, construction, pit, fall, concussion, inattention, warning sign
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303814834 Fatality Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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