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Accident: 69052.015 - Employee Falls From Tire Rack, And Later Dies

Accident: 69052.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 10/04/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
998770.01510/07/2014Durango Tires & Wheels
At approximately 4:48 p.m. on October 4, 2014, an electrician employee was engaged in the removal of some overhead lights and installation of a switch. The employee was hired, as an independent contractor at Tires & Wheels, which primarily engaged in retail tire sales and services. The employee was nearly done with the job. He had moved the overhead light, installed conduit and a switch, and when making a final connection at an electrical box on the ceiling at the north end of the shop, he fell. The employee was standing on tires that were on a tire rack. The tire rack was 7 feet high. There were 5 tires stacked one on top of another directly under the electrical box. Each tire was about a foot wide. The ceiling was 16 feet 5 inches high. The employee fell and landed head first on the concrete floor of the shop. The employee suffered head injuries due to a fall from a tire rack, onto a concrete floor and was transported by ambulance to a community hospital and then transferred to another medical center. The employee died on October 5, 2014.
Keywords: tire, fall, electrician
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 998770.015 50 M Fatality Concussion Electricians FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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