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Accident: 14301907 - Employee Dies After Falling From Steel Structure

Accident: 14301907 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 09/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850426709/13/19904911Arizona Public Service Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850345909/13/19901541Western Power Svc & Const
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a rigid electrical conduit on the 46 ft level of a structural steel. The conduit was immediately behind the toe board, outside the work platform. It was necessary for the employees to reach beyond the guardrail in order to perform the job. While installing a tee along the rigid conduit, Employee #1 attempted to stand on a structural steel outside the work platform. He stepped through the guardrail, lost his balance, and fell 46 ft to a concrete floor. Employee #1 died. The employees were not tied off by lanyard or provided with an extended work platform.
Keywords: conduit, work rules, lanyard, elevated work plat, lost balance, tie-off, installing, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108504267 Occupation Not Listed
2 108503459 Fatality Fracture Electricians

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