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Accident: 42982.015 - Employee Dismantling Scaffold Falls And Is Killed

Accident: 42982.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 04/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
899202.01504/04/2013Balyasny Asset Management Lp/Scott Schroeder, An Individual
At about 10:59 a.m. on April 4, 2013, Employee #1, employed by an asset manageme nt company, was working at a single-family residence that was being renovated. He was on the second floor and assisting in the disassembly of a supported scaff old. As Employee #1 leaned on a framed stud wall, one of the studs failed, resu lting in a newly created opening. Employee #1 fell through the opening to the f irst floor, a fall height of approximately 10 feet. As he landed, he struck his head against a stairway. Employee #1 sustained massive head trauma and was kil led. There were no witnesses to his fall.
Keywords: construction, dismantling, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, head, residential construction, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 899202.015 65 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 10
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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