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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14232862 - Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Column

Accident: 14232862 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 02/08/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10117849902/09/19931791Pullman Power Products
Employee #1 was approximately 65 to 70 feet above the ground climbing up a vertical section of steel column. He started slipping back down the column and witness reports state that he was having difficulty getting any traction with his feet. His right hand came off the steel column and he seemed to push out with his feet. As Employee #1 fell, his head and shoulders struck a cross member at approximately the 50 ft level before he landed on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Employee #1 had not attached his lanyard with climbing device to the static line and he had 51 lb of tools and equipment on his belt.
Keywords: head, work rules, overloaded, struck against, construction, climbing on column, lanyard, fall, fall protection, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101178499 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers

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