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Accident: 14251458 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall Through Floor Opening

Accident: 14251458 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
301279604/23/19871711Associated Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEMOLITION AND DISMANTLING OF A BOILER. HE WAS ASSIGNED AS A RIGGER. AFTER HE HAD REMOVED A VENT FROM THE RELIEF VALVE OF BOILER #3 HE REMOVED THE SAFETY BELT HE HAD BEEN WEARING SO THAT HE COULD GO ON BREAK. HE APPARENTLY TRIPPED OR LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL THROUGH A 50 BY 29 INCH OPENING IN THE GRATING USED TO LOWER MATERIALS. HE FELL 35 FEET, 9 INCHES TO THE GROUND FLOOR. A TEMPORARY GUARD RAIL OF NYLON STRAPPING WAS AVAILABLE, BUT NOT IN USE, AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 9:30 AM AS A RESULT OF HEAD INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE FALL.
Keywords: head, guardrail, demolition, work rules, fall, fall protection, floor opening, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3012796 Fatality Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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