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Accident: 649392 - Employee Dies In Fall When Perimeter Guarding Gives Way

Accident: 649392 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 12/20/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10904856112/20/19941771Julius A. Nasso & Associates Concrete Corp.

At 1:43 p.m. on December 20, 1994, Employee #1, a carpenter who worked for Julius A. Nasso & Associates Concrete Corp., was working on a stepladder next to perimeter guardrails on the fourth floor. Witnesses said that he had been standing with his right foot on the lowest guardrail, which was a 3/4 spruce rail on a 13.25 span, when the rail broke. He fell approximately 55 feet toward the outside of the building and died of multiple injuries.

Keywords: guardrail, unsecured, stepladder, work rules, perimeter guarding, construction, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109048561 Fatality Fracture Carpenters

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