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Accident: 922922 - Employee Killed In Fall From Stage

Accident: 922922 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 08/30/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10930751209/12/19957389Carey Special Events
Employees were setting up a stage for a corporate-sponsored show. They had lowered the orchestra pit to the bottom to unload equipment for storage. When Employee #1 returned from lunch, he entered the back stage from the rear door wearing dark nonprescription sunglasses. The house lights were being lowered in preparation for testing the laser lights. Employee #1 walked to the front of the stage, turned around to look at the screen, and walked off the stage into the orchestra pit approximately 15 ft below. Employee #1 suffered massive head injuries and died at the local hospital.
Keywords: head, lighting, pit, fall, concussion, inattention, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109307512 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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