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Accident: 14314579 - Employee Killed In Fall From Elevated Work Area

Accident: 14314579 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 04/30/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
77301004/30/19871622Cornell Hegarty, Koch Joint Venture
Employee #1, an ironworker, was working from a platform installed beneath the deck of a bridge. He, another ironworker, and an engineer were servicing a punch list of improperly torqued bolts. Employee #1 was climbing from the inner decked platform to the outer decked platform through a 21-inch space between the structural steel member over which he was climbing and the closest plank. As he climbed over a 12-inch opening between a structural beam and the bottom of the deck, he fell approximately 37 ft and landed on the ground. Employee #1 sustained an injury to the back of the head and was killed.
Keywords: head, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 773010 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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