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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126571686 - Ryan Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 126571686
Report ID: 0552700
Date Opened: 11/16/1995

Site Address:
Ryan Construction Company
3700 Preserve Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337

Mailing Address:
700 International Centre, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/16/1995

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Case Closed: 12/13/1995

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360240113

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200510022
Event: 11/02/1995
Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Beam

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on November 2, 1995, Employee #1, an iron worker, was setting bridging on bar joists when he fell approximately 27 ft from an I-beam. He landed on his chest and face in a small mound of clay and sand. Emergency services was called and Employee #1 was taken to St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center with a shattered spleen and other abdominal injuries, head and face injuries, and renal failure. He remained comatose for two weeks and eventually suffered the loss of major organ functions before he died on November 15, 1995. Employee #1's coworkers said that he had been tied-off with a safety harness and lanyard to a static line before he fell.

Keywords:head, iron worker, work rules, tie-off, abdomen, spleen, lifeline, construction, fall, fall protection

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126571686 Occupation Not Listed
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