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Accident: 117333.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Bridge Decking

Accident: 117333.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 06/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410261.01506/21/2019Choctaw Erectors Inc.
At 4:30 a.m. on June 21, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection company, was working at a multiemployer job site, the construction of a highway bridge. He was laying down permanent metal decking and using screws to secure the decking to girders. Employee #1 had been tied off for fall protection, but in order to reach the girder's leading edge, where he would lay down more metal decking, he unhooked his double lanyard. As he walked across the decking, he tripped and fell, a fall height of approximately 85 feet. Employee #1 sustained traumatic injuries upon impact and was killed.
Keywords: steel erection, lanyard, metal decking, leading edge, head, walking surface, fall, fall protection, girder, construction, tripped
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   85 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1410261.015 23 M Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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