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Accident: 201992864 - Worker Dies Of Pulmonary Embolisms Resulting From Fall

Accident: 201992864 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/14/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31112600705/15/20071751Tri-Chord Builders, Inc.
On March 14, 2007, Employee #1 was working as an interior carpenter for a carpentry or framing contractor. He was moving between apartment units at a site, unaware that fall protection had been removed from the work area. He stepped off a second-floor landing and fell, fracturing both ankles. Three weeks later, he died. An autopsy was conducted, and the medical examiner determined the cause of death to be multiple pulmonary embolisms caused by the injuries Employee #1 sustained in the fall.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, construction, fall, fall protection, pulmonary embolism, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 3 42 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311126007 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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