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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 566182 - Employee Killed In Fall From Overhead Crane Rail

Accident: 566182 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 08/29/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11036737208/31/19923441Delta Steel, Inc.

Employee #1, the manager of Delta Steel, Inc., a structural steel warehouse, fell from a 24-foot high overhead crane rail on which he had been walking while installing computer communication cable. He apparently struck his face and head against the crane rail or another girder on the way down. Employee #1 was killed. No safety belt and lanyard, scissor lift, mobile rolling scaffold, or other means of fall protection and/or safe means of access was provided or used. In addition, Employee #1 had epileptic seizures for which he took medication. The drugs that are used to control such seizures can cause dizziness.

Keywords: installing, communication cable, rail, work rules, seizure, overhead crane, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110367372 Fatality Other Supervisors, production occupations

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