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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14206536 - Employee Injured From Fall Off Metal Decking

Accident: 14206536 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 10/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1506667310/08/19851791Precision Mill Construction Inc

At approximately 10 A.M. on October 7, 1985, Employee #1 and a coworker, structural metal workers of Precision Mill Construction, Incorporated, were lying prone on overhanging sections of metal decking one floor above ground level at a structural steel construction site. The employees were taking measurements on the under side of the decking on which they were lying. Employee #1 shifted his body forward. The metal decking tipped. The decking and employee fell 17 feet 7 inches to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized with compound fractures of the humerus in both arms, fractured teeth, an injured nose, and a lacerated lower lip. The primary causes of the accident were that the metal decking was not tacked down, and the employees were not using appropriate equipment like scaffolds or ladders.

Keywords: decking, fracture, measuring device, ladder, construction, nose, laceration, fall, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15066673 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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