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Accident: 170064422 - Employee Falls 21 Feet And Dies

Accident: 170064422 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 12/15/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10817532412/15/19891791J.M. Steel Erecting, Inc.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on December 15, 1989, Employee #1, vice president of J.M. Steel Erecting, and his employees were laying metal decking on the steel structure of a building expansion. Employee #1 apparently lost his balance while attempting to pull extra working lead (from a welder) to a work area. He fell approximately 21 ft and was killed.

Keywords: construction, metal decking, fall, fall protection, lost balance, work platform

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108175324 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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