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Accident: 122843.015 - Employee Dies After Falling Through Damaged Catwalk

Accident: 122843.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 12/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1453316.01512/30/2019Marine Technology Solutions Llc
At 7:00 a.m. on December 20, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a construction company, were engaged in demolition work at a power plant. Employee #1, a demolition expert and unofficial site foreman, was working from an elevated section of the boiler house. Two coworkers were performing torch cutting as they worked below Employee #1 in the basket of an aerial lift. In an attempt to inspect the cuts made by the two coworkers, Employee #1 walked along a catwalk whose structure had been damaged during the demolition work. Employee #1 stepped on a damaged section of catwalk grating and fell through the grating, a fall height of 41 feet. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died.
Keywords: walk platform, demolition, fall, guardrail, grating, floor hole, fall protection, construction, aerial lift, walking surface, inspecting, catwalk, boiler
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition   220 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1453316.015 54 M Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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