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Accident: 144716.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Emergency Exit Sta

Accident: 144716.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 03/15/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1584843.01503/15/2022Maldonado Welding Contractors, Llc

At 3:20 p.m. on March 15, 2022, Employee #1, a welder, was removing a metal eme rgency exit staircase that was installed on a three-story building. After the t op section was removed and taken away by forklift, Employee #1 removed the wall bolts, which were securing the platform of the second section to be removed. The section was supported by two steel columns, which broke at their bases due to h eavy corrosion. The staircase section collapsed and stuck Employee # 1, killing him.

Keywords: collapse, corrosion, falling object, head, stair, struck by, welder
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1584843.015 31 M Fatality Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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