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One Worker Killed, Three Injured as Columns Collapse

Four employees were sitting on steel roof beams. Two employees were bolting beams to columns and the other two employees were sitting on the beams connecting roof purlins. A gust of wind caused the columns to topple in a domino fashion. One of the employees connecting roof purlins fell 25 feet to his death, and the other three employees were hospitalized for injuries. Compliance with the new steel erection standard could have prevented this accident.

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