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Accident: 202542759 - Employee Falls And Suffers Fatal Head Injuries

Accident: 202542759 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/27/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31485854912/28/20101711Ampam Parks Mechanical Inc
At 3:00 p.m. on December 27, 2010, the plumbing subcontractor was installing all rough and finishing plumbing and fixtures for the construction of mixed used apartments in Santa Monica, CA. The incident occurred on the second floor when Employee #1 was traveling from one work location to another. While walking on the second floor, Employee #1 stepped onto the extended deck platform and a plywood decking sheet gave way. He fell 194 in. to the concrete floor below, suffering multiple fatal head injuries. As part of the early beam removal process for the concrete structure, an employee of the concrete company removed the beams which supported the plywood sheeting. The plywood sheets of the extended platform were not marked or labeled from below.
Keywords: planking, fracture, head, construction, fall, plumbing, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 59 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314858549 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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