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Accident: 901884 - Employee Falls To His Death

Accident: 901884 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 10/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30566954110/24/20021751Lazaro Arguello
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 24, 2002, an employee working alone, removing improperly located floor trusses for the fourth floor of an apartment building under construction. The building is of wooden construction and the fourth floor trusses are 2-ft by 4-ft chord and web trusses, 18 inch in the vertical dimension. The employee lost his balance falling approximately 28 ft to the ground. The employee was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Keywords: die, truss, ventricle, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305669541 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 305669541 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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