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Accident: 170161517 - Employee Injured In 14 Ft Fall From Roof, Later Dies

Accident: 170161517 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11201207504/10/19911629Western Steel & Metal

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on December 18, 1990, Employee #1, a welder with 12 years of experience as an ironworker, was welding aluminum decking on a patio roof when he apparently lost his balance and fell 10 ft 6 in. He struck a large, circular planter then rolled over and continued to fall another 41 in. to the ground. Employee #1 suffered facial cuts, a skull fracture, and a broken jaw which partially severed his brain stem. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died on April 14, 1991.

Keywords: fracture, head, roof, iron worker, work rules, welder, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112012075 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers

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