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Accident: 201045036 - Employeei Falls From H Frame, Later Dies

Accident: 201045036 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31684589008/07/20131731Sharp Communications
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 7, 2013, an employee was removing electrical wiring in an empty building. He climbed a 12 foot ladder, and then free climbed an additional four feet and 4 inches to an "H" frame. While on the horizontal part of the "H" frame, the employee lost his footing and fell 16 feet and four inches. A coworker working with the employee stated that he did not see the employee actually fall, but that he heard him scream, then heard a thud. When the coworker turned around, he saw the employee lying flat on his back. According to the coworker, there was a small puddle underneath the employee's head. The employee was still conscious and asked the coworker to take him to the hospital. The coworker loaded the employee into his own truck and took him to UMC Hospital. According to doctors at UMC Hospital, the employee suffered from cranial hemorrhaging and spinal injuries. The employee died at approximately 10:34 a.m. on August 8, 2013.
Keywords: head, demolition, electrician, laceration, fall, lost balance, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316845890 Fatality Cut/Laceration Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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