Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170203665 - Employee Killed In Fall When Plank Breaks
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|111942710||12/06/1990||1799||Tower Tech. Inc.|
Employee #1 was preparing to install header supports on a cooling tower under construction at the Shell Oil lease in McKittrick, CA, He was walking on a 2 in. by 6 in. by 8 ft long redwood board that was placed across a 6 ft wide opening and between two horizontal members of the cooling tower. The board he was walking on was to be one of the header supports. The board snapped under Employee #1's weight and he fell 24 ft into a concrete pit. He suffered massive head injuries, from which he later died.