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Accident: 14489827 - Employee Killed By Fall Through Unprotected Hole

Accident: 14489827 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 08/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
178886808/20/19841799Bridge Services Division R J Anthony Co Inc

Employees were installing metal decking (stay-in-place forms) on a bridge near a pier. The bundles of metal decking were placed ahead of the workers on the outside beam of the bridge. One employee was removing a sheet of metal decking about 2.5 meters long from a bundle. He backed up and fell through an unprotected hole that was 4 meters long by 2.4 meters wide. The employee fell 10.7 meters to the ground and was killed.

Keywords: decking, erection process, unguarded fl opening, iron worker, construction, steel erection, fall, bridge

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1788868 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers

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