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Accident: 14254593 - Employee Drowns After Falling Into Dam Spillway

Accident: 14254593 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
300763003/19/19871629Century Contractors Inc
Employee #1 was assigned to replace bolts on a river dam structure. He had stepped out onto an unguarded slick concrete raceway to retrieve a dropped hard-hat when he fell or slid approximately 40 feet into the turbulent water at the dam spillway. The water was 38 degrees Fahrenheit and, despite rescue attempts, Employee #1 drowned after one minute.
Keywords: maintenance, guardrail, ppe, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, drown
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3007630 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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