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Accident: 202568291 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Building

Accident: 202568291 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 02/06/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31267121702/06/20091793Icon Exterior Building Solutions, Lp

On February 6, 2009, Employee #1 was an ironworker for Icon Exterior Building Solutions, LP. He was installing the framework for the glass to be installed on an office building being constructed. Employee #1 rode in an aerial lift to the sixth level so that he could work from the floor area. When he got to the sixth level, Employee #1 unhooked his harness from the aerial lift and stepped out of the lift basket. He stepped onto the frame work instead of the concrete floor. The framework gave way and Employee #1 was killed when he fell approximately 115 to 120 ft to the ground below.

Keywords: construction, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, aerial lift
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 8 120 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312671217 Fatality Other Glaziers FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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