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Accident: 201523214 - Employee Is Struck In Head By Falling Wood Board, Is Killed

Accident: 201523214 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 09/20/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12330247309/30/20081741Ventura Landscaping Llc
On September 20, 2008, Employee #1 was standing on the ground. A coworker was standing on the third stage of the tubular welded frame scaffold setting up the work platform. The coworker lost his grip of the wood board and it dropped to the ground, striking the employee in the head. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and later died.
Keywords: head, wood panel, struck by, falling object, lost control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123302473 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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