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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200670487 - Employee Killed In Fall From Beam

Accident: 200670487 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30049021611/20/19961791Florida Atlantic Contractors Inc

Employee #1 was part of a crew of ironworkers setting bar joists to support a metal roof deck on a single-story masonry structure. As he signaled the crane operator to raise the line, he stood on existing joists and leaned on a tack-welded joist to release the rigging. Part of the rigging became caught on the joist, lifting it up and causing it to break at the tack welds. Employee #1 was thrown off balance and fell approximately 12 ft onto the concrete floor. He was killed.

Keywords: rigging, roof, iron worker, work rules, broken weld, caught by, construction, fall, lost balance
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300490216 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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