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Accident: 202287975 - Masonry Worker Killed When He Fell 40 Feet

Accident: 202287975 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 01/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10920625001/21/19981741South Eastern Masonry Inc.
On January 20, 1998, Employee #1 was working on the fourth level of a new construction project. Employee #1 was standing on a mason's scaffold laying brick on the wall of a stairwell. When Employee #1 turned to get a brick he lost his balance and fell backward over the wall which was being laid. Employee #1 was killed when he fell 40 feet to the ground.
Keywords: guardrail, ppe, brick, fall protection, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 40 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109206250 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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