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Accident: 96458.015 - Employee Falls 8 Feet From Above A Guarded Elevator Shaft A

Accident: 96458.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227454.01504/21/2017Wall Constructors Inc.
At 1:34 p.m. on April 20, 2017, an employee was installing metal framing studs while standing on a stack of drywall adjacent to a wall opening. The employee fe ll 18 feet from above a guarded elevator shaft through the wall opening. He sust ained a traumatic brain, acute right subdural hematoma with hemorrhagic contusio n and was killed.
Keywords: elevated work platform, elevator shaft, fall, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 36 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1227454.015 42 M Fatality Construction/Building Inspector FallDist: 18
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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