Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14330765 - Employee Killed By Cardiac Arrest Due To Fall In River
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|18225896||02/07/1990||1799||J & B Welding Inc.|
In February, two employees were working on metal decking 40 ft above a river. Employee #1 was delivering metal deck pans to the other employee, who secured them between two pre-stressed beams. The beams were approximately 62 in. apart. As Employee #1 was continuing to bring pans to the other employee, he accidentally stepped on pans already delivered, but not yet secured to the beams. The pans popped up and Employee #1 fell through the gap between two beams into the river below. The current carried Employee #1 down river until he was rescued by the local fire department. He later died of cardiac arrest and hypothermia.
|1||18225896||Fatality||Freezing/Frost Bite||Occupation not reported|