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Accident: 201570462 - Employee Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Fall

Accident: 201570462 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 11/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30117196311/14/19961742The Shephard Construction Services
Employee #1 was working on the second level of the structure with the owner of the company. Both were preparing to install steel studs around the second story stairwell. A perimeter rope was removed to make room for the stud wall. Employees #1 stepped backward into the stairwell floor hole and fell 14 ft to the first level. Employee #1 died of his injuries.
Keywords: floor hole, fall, floor opening, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301171963 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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