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Accident: 200461945 - Ironworker Is Killed When Prefabricated Part Falls

Accident: 200461945 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 10/04/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30811073310/04/20051791South Shore Contracting Company Incorporated

On October 4, 2005, Employee #1 was part of a crew of six workers erecting a prefabricated structural steel frame at roof level. As one of the ironworkers unbolted a previously secured connection to receive a second prefabricated frame, the double connection on a cantilevered header beam failed. The previously installed frame came loose and fell 40 feet to the ground. Employee #1 was sitting on an adjacent beam, and his anchorage and lanyard were attached to the prefabricated structural steel frame that fell. He was pulled down by the falling structure. He sustained severe internal injuries, and he died several hours later.

Keywords: steel beam, steel, iron worker, steel erection, lanyard, fall, fall protection, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 4 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308110733 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Connecting
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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