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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14410864 - Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Girder

Accident: 14410864 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11626819407/27/19981791Big 4 Erectors

Employee #1, an iron worker, had just returned from lunch and was walking along a steel girder to start decking on the south side of the girder. As he was walking, he grabbed his side but did not try to catch himself before falling 24 ft 2 1/2 in. onto a concrete floor. His head struck a concrete slab, and he sustained massive head injuries and a broken neck. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: fracture, head, girder, iron worker, construction, fall, neck, walking on beam
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116268194 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Final Attachment Deck (Wel
FatCause: Fall, other

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