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Accident: 202369351 - Employee Falls From Collapsed Platform And Is Killed

Accident: 202369351 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 08/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31640207208/27/20121521Zia Construction & Contracting
On August 25, 2012, Employee #1 made a 6.5 ft jump from a roof edge onto an elevated platform that held flooring. The flooring was laid across the forks of an all-terrain material handler forklift (Model Number JCB 506C) and positioned at an approximate height of 21 ft. The wood panel had dimensions of 8 ft by 4 ft by 0.75 in. and was scored underneath with an approximate 0.375 in. deep cut. As he landed on the platform, the wood panel snapped in the middle, causing him to fall and be killed.
Keywords: panel, roof, collapse, industrial truck, fall, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 21 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316402072 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:21
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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