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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 119686.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Bridge

Accident: 119686.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1429579.01509/06/2019C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc.

At 1:10 p.m. on September 6, 2019, an Employee was carrying lumber, while walkin g on an unbolted section of corrugated metal decking, during bridgework. As the Employee walked, the movement of the unbolted decking caused the Employee to th en fall 34 feet to the ground and sustain head and brain injuries. The Employee was then killed.

Keywords: brain, bridge, contact, decking, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, head, unstable position, unstable surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition   34 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1429579.015 44 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 34
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons

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