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Accident: 201859006 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Stairwell Opening

Accident: 201859006 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/12/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31057611108/24/20071751Tim Mcmanaway Dba Quality Building
On July 12, 2007, Employee #1 was installing decking on a one-story single-family residence when he fell 9 ft 9 in. through an opening for the basement stairs. He died of injuries sustained in the fall. Apparently, the opening had been covered only by a sheet of unsecured and unmarked plywood, that had been either moved or dislodged. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: cover, guardrail, unsecured, barrier guard, construction, stair landing, fall, fall protection, floor opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310576111 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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