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Accident: 202472205 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Apartment Balcony

Accident: 202472205 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/10/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31154826709/18/20071522Jas Construction Enterprises, Inc.
On September 10, 2007, Employee #1 was taking measurements for a prefabricated set of balcony stairs to be installed on a two-story apartment building. He opened a 24-foot extension ladder against the building and began climbing toward an open-sided balcony. Employee #1 was wearing a harness as he climbed and was carrying a 6-foot stepladder. When he reached the balcony landing, Employee #1 did not tie-off his lanyard to the beam that was being used as an anchor point. He had just removed a section of the balcony guardrail when he fell approximately 9.5 feet onto a concrete surface. Employee #1 sustained severe head injuries and was killed.
Keywords: head, guardrail, work rules, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311548267 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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