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Hoisting Cables Released Too Soon, Fatal Fall Results

An employee was sitting on a 40-foot-long bar joist, welded at one end, while he attempted to connect X-bracing to it at the other end. The hoisting cable was already released, and the joist was insufficiently bridged to support the load it was bearing. When it slipped, the employee rode the joist down 25 feet and died of massive head injuries.

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