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Accident: 202340873 - Carpenter Falls From Bridge Pier And Drowns

Accident: 202340873 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 10/04/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30931100910/04/20051622Kiska Construction Corporation - U.S.A.
On October 4, 2005, Employee #1 was working as a carpenter, specializing in building docks. He was installing fender panels on a bridge pier. As he pulled a 1 inch diameter air hose into position to power some pneumatic tools, he fell from the pier into water approximately fifteen feet deep and drowned. Possibly, he struck his head on a protruding portion of the fender system prior to striking the water.
Keywords: portable power tool, dock, pier, carpenter, struck against, compressed air, fall, bridge, drown, air line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309311009 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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