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Accident: 200921575 - Employee Falls Forty Feet And Is Killed

Accident: 200921575 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 06/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30735853106/15/20041799Covington Diesel
Employee #1, along with other employees, was helping pull electric conductors. A rope was rigged to help pull. The rope was directed through an eye-bolt attached to a metal floor plate covering a pump floor access hole. With tension on the rope, Employee #1 was standing on the floor plate. The floor plate dislodged, and Employee #1 fell through the hole approximately 38 ft to 40 ft to the ground and suffered a concussion. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: floor hole, fall, concussion, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307358531 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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