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Accident: 202075594 - Employee Killed In Fall After Epileptic Seizure

Accident: 202075594 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 12/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30715848512/11/20031521Precision Decks And Garages
On December 9, 2003, Employee #1, a carpenter, was working on the second floor of a new house under construction. He told his foreman that he felt dizzy and that he was going down to the first floor. Employee #1 was descending an 8 ft stepladder when he fell approximately 5 ft to the floor, striking his head against a lumber pile. He was transported to the hospital, where he was diagnosed as having suffered an epileptic seizure. Employee #1 was killed. A staircase to reach the second floor had not yet been installed. The stepladder did not extend at least 3 ft above the level of the second floor, and its top rung was being used as a step to reach the second floor. Employees #2 and #3 were also reported as receiving minor injuries that did not require hospitalization, but the cause and nature of their injuries was not explained.
Keywords: carpenter, stepladder, work rules, construction, seizure, descending, dizziness, fall, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307158485 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 307158485 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
3 307158485 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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