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Accident: 122258.015 - Employee Dies After Falling From Storage Tank Catwalk

Accident: 122258.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 12/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1449241.01512/04/2019Phoenix Fabricators And Erectors, Llc
At 1:00 p.m. on December 5, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection comp any, was working at the site of a storage tank. He climbed an interior permanen t ladder to reach the elevated catwalk and install a fall arrest line to the cat walk's guardrail. The employee fell through an open hole along the catwalk floo r, a fall height of 60 feet. The employee was transported to the hospital for t reatment of multiple fractures and internal injuries. He died from his injuries .
Keywords: catwalk, construction, fall, fall protection, floor hole, guardrail, ladder, storage tank, tank, tower, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition   1 80 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1449241.015 57 M Fatality FallDist: 80
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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