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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201280153 - Employee Killed In Fall From Beam

Accident: 201280153 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30097037306/19/19971791Shellhouse Steel Erectors Incorporated

Employee #1, an iron worker helper, was assigned to retrieve an air hose that was stored on top of a 13 ft 7 in. high H-beam. He walked out onto the top of the beam, helped gather the hose, and was turning to go back when he lost his balance and fell to the concrete. Employee #1 sustained a ruptured spleen, and was killed.

Keywords: beam, spleen, iron worker, work rules, construction, rupture, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, lost balance
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 14 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300970373 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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