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Accident: 644765 - Employee Killed When He Falls Into Elevator Shaft

Accident: 644765 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 12/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10048456712/07/19901791American Steel Erectors Inc.

Employee #1, an iron worker, was cutting out a temporary steel brace when the last 1 1/2 in. of the steel that was holding the steel brace in place snapped and the brace kicked out. Employee #1 jumped back to avoid the swinging brace and fell approximately 37 feet into an open elevator shaft. He was killed.

Keywords: iron worker, work rules, open shaft, construction, fall, bracing, unguarded, elevator shaft

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100484567 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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