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Accident: 644740 - Employee Falls To His Death Through Shaftway

Accident: 644740 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 09/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10148836909/26/19911731Lipco Electrical Corp/Action Electrical Contr. J.V
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on September 26, 1991, Employee #1, a laborer and mechanic, fell approximately 26 1/2 feet to his death from a sidewalk floor opening, approximately 30 inches by 36 inches, through a shaftway after loading and lowering material through the same opening. This shaftway leads to the M.T.A. substation under construction. The substation contained power rectifier equipment that was being assembled and was not tied in. Employee #1 was pronounced dead by E.M.S. Employee #1 was not utilizing nor was he provided with a safety belt or any other means of fall protection. The cause of death was cardiac arrest resulting from the fall.
Keywords: unguarded fl opening, work rules, safety belt, construction, cardiac arrest, shaft, fall, fall protection, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101488369 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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