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Accident: 14262232 - Fall Through Failed Decking Panel

Accident: 14262232 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 03/19/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1478071206/15/19841791D E Erectors Inc
AN EMPLOYEE FELL 18FT (APPROX.) WHEN HE JUMPED OR STEPPED OFF FROM A 3FT HIGH (APPROX.) STACK OF DECKING PANELS ONTO A PREVIOUSLY LAID PANEL.IT FAILED AND THE EMPLOYEE FELL THROUGH TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. THE DECEASED AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE CUTTING AND RIGGING SHEET METAL DECKING. THE DECEASED FELL APPROXIMATELY 18' TO CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE SEARS BUILDING AT OXMOOR MALL. EMPLOYEES HAD STACKED APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 3 DAYS WORTH OF DECKING, WITH THE HELP OF A CRANE, BEFORE LUNCH. THE STACKS WERE APPROXIMATELY 3FT HIGH. THE DECEASED STEPPED OR JUMPED OFF THE STACK AFTER REMOVING RIGGINGS TO A PRE CUT METAL DECKING, THE DECKING GAVE WAY AND HE FELL.
Keywords: erection process, building, decking panel, iron worker, unsecured panel, construction, steel erection, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14780712 Hospitalized injury Other Structural metal workers

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