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Unsecured Decking Causes Eighty-Foot Fall

While erecting a bridge, a worker placed metal decking onto the stringers of the bridge to be welded. When the first decking was placed, the employee apparently stepped onto that section in order to put down the next section. Because the decking he stepped onto was not secured in place, it slipped and the employee fell approximately 80 feet into the river.

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