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Accident: 14418636 - Employee Killed In Fall From Truss Girder

Accident: 14418636 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 07/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11599147307/28/19921791Havens Steel Erectors Co.

At 11:40 p.m. on July 27, 1992, Employee #1, a journeyman iron worker, was welding bar joists 22 ft above ground level. Evidently, while he was pulling up the welding lead by the electrode holder, the holder detached and the employee lost his balance. He fell 22 feet and sustained serious head injuries from which he died. He was not using fall protection. He had worked for the employer for 3 1/2 years and had been an iron worker for 33 years.

Keywords: head, truss, girder, iron worker, work rules, welding, fall, fall protection, lost balance

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115991473 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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