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Accident: 751149 - Employee Dies After Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 751149 -- Report ID: 0933300 -- Event Date: 03/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10676804703/23/19891791Herrick Corporation
Employee #1 stood to stretch and either lost his footing or stepped back into an unguarded floor opening. He fell two stories, approximately 30 ft. Employee #1, who had a history of heart surgery, died at the hospital from a ruptured aorta .
Keywords: heart, unguarded fl opening, work rules, construction, rupture, fall, floor opening, walking backward, lost balance, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106768047 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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