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Accident: 79735.015 - Employee Is Killed After Falling Into Basement Hole

Accident: 79735.015 -- Report ID: 0420100 -- Event Date: 09/21/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1093735.01509/21/2015Total Building Maintenance Inc
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on September 21, 2015, an employee was moving walkwa y grates to replace caulking. The grate was stuck and the employee pulled it too hard to dislodge the grate. The dislodged grate, weighing 97 lbs, pulled the e mployee into the hole approximately 18-feet below. The employee fell into the ba sement hole. The employee suffered from two collapsed lungs and major head traum a and was killed.
Keywords: fall, floor hole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1093735.015 64 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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