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Accident: 118490.015 - Employee Erecting Steel Beams Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 118490.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419679.01507/31/2019Steelco, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 31, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a structural steel company, was connecting steel beams for a new three-story commercial building, a multiemployer construction project. Employee #1 fell, and his self-retracting lifeline failed. Employee #1 fell 45 feet and died at the job site from his injuries.
Keywords: steel erection, fall, fall protection, lifeline, rigging, iron worker, equipment failure, construction, steel beam, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3 45 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1419679.015 37 M Fatality Fracture Construction Laborer FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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