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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200781243 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Opening In Metal Deck

Accident: 200781243 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/19/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12217692805/19/20001542Trinity Contractors

Employee #1 was finishing bolting up a vertical beam on a steel erection structure. He was disconnecting the hoisting line when he apparently backed up and fell approximately 60 ft through a 6 ft square floor opening in the metal decking. Employee #1 was killed. Guardrails had been manufactured for the opening but would not fit and had been taken down to the ground for modification.

Keywords: guardrail, unguarded fl opening, iron worker, work rules, construction, steel erection, metal decking, fall, floor opening, walking backward
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5 60 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122176928 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:60
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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