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Accident: 96130.015 - Worker Is Struck By Falling Cinder Block And Dies

Accident: 96130.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1237921.01506/06/2017Tony Reed Construction, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a constr uction subcontractor, were working at a multiemployer site, constructing a cinde r block addition to an existing building. Employee #1 was pushing a wheelbarrow and cleaning the area under and around a scaffold. Coworker #1 was working on the scaffold. Coworker #1 knocked a cinder block from a pallet on the scaffold. The cinder block, which weighed approximately 30 pounds, fell 20 feet, struck Employee #1's head, and broke upon impact. Employee #1 lost consciousness, and a scalp laceration caused significant blood loss. Emergency services were calle d, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted, and treatm ent began, but Employee #1 died. The subsequent investigation determined that t he cinderblock struck Employee #1 with a force of 893.7 Newton.
Keywords: cleaning, concrete block, construction, falling object, head, laceration, masonry wall, scaffold, struck by, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1237921.015 62 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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