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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170032940 - Employee Killed In Fall From Railcar Port Roof

Accident: 170032940 -- Report ID: 0111110 -- Event Date: 11/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12353088311/12/19922874Nutrite Corp.

Employee #1 and a coworker were demolishing an old railcar port that stands approximately 17 ft 4 1/2 in. at its most northern end, to 19 ft 4 in. at the southern end that is attached to the building. Demolition was done by prying and ripping sections of the roof with pry bars and a 2 in. by 8 in. plank. Employee #1 was standing on the westernmost end preparing to push over a pried-up 4 ft by 4 ft section of the roof when, according to the coworker, he disappeared from sight. The 2-joist section had collapsed, causing Employee #1 to fall 17 ft 4 1/2 in. to the ground. The medical report showed Employee #1 died from massive head trauma.

Keywords: fracture, head, joist, roof, demolition, collapse, work rules, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123530883 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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