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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200690840 - Employee Killed In Fall After Backing Off Roof Deck

Accident: 200690840 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 03/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30050149103/24/19971791Mid-State Welding Co., Inc.

An ironworker, was laying out corrugated decking on the roof deck of a cinema. He was walking backwards, dragging a sheet of decking, when he stepped off the edge of the deck. He fell 31 feet to the ground. He died of injuries sustained in the fall. Fall protection was available at the site, but it was not being used at the time of the accident.

Keywords: roof, iron worker, construction, fall, fall protection, walking backward, inattention
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300501491 Fatality Concussion Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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