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Accident: 200901676 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Mezzanine

Accident: 200901676 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30741226208/04/20061731Online Of Minnesota, Inc.
On August 4, 2006, Employee #1 was working for an electrical contractor. He was placing communication wire on a mezzanine that was 15 feet high. The mezzanine did not have a guardrail on its open sides. As Employee #1 was walking and looking over the edge, he fell 15 feet from the mezzanine to the concrete floor below, striking his head on a wooden pallet. He sustained a fracture to his head and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, communication cable, struck against, electrical work, fall, communication, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307412262 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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