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Accident: 1002492 - Employee Killed In Fall From Elevated I-Beam

Accident: 1002492 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10421590009/21/19881791Ecp Of Illinois
Employee #1 and a coworker were on an I-beam 32 ft above the adjacent level. With their safety belts tied off, they used a torch to cut an 8 ft diameter steel ring. When the cut was complete, they pulled the ring up from a vertical position and laid it horizontally across two I-beams. They then unhooked their safety belts and proceeded to move along one of the beams. Employee #1 tripped over the ring or the torch hose and fell 32 ft to his death.
Keywords: beam, work rules, construction, tripped, fall, walking on beam, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104215900 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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