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Accident: 200925402 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 200925402 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 06/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31232752106/16/20081791Flores Welding Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31232754706/16/20081791Southern Structural Steel
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31232753906/16/20081542Hoar Construction
At approximately 3:35 p.m. on June 14, 2008, Employee #1 was laying form type floor decking on a second story building under construction. He disconnected his safety line and went to the ground floor to get drinking water. After returning to the second floor, he did not reconnect his safety line and returned to work. He was later seen by coworkers lying on the ground floor, 19 ft below. He fell through a 3.33 ft by 5 ft floor opening. He was hospitalized and died approximately 36 hours later.
Keywords: head, laceration, lanyard, concussion, floor hole, fall, fall protection, floor opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312327521 Fatality Cut/Laceration Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 312327547 Occupation not reported FallDist:
3 312327539 Occupation not reported FallDist:

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