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Accident: 14380075 - Construction Employee Killed In 36 Foot Fall

Accident: 14380075 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 06/11/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10169462806/12/19871791Sofco Erectors, Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM ON JUNE 11, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE "BOLTING UP" WHILE ABOUT 36 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS NOT TIED OFF, WENT TO KNOCK LOOSE A JAMMED BOLT. AT THAT TIME, THE BEAM EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON ROLLED 90 DEGREES, CAUSING HIM TO FALL OFF THE BEAM IN THE DIRECTION WHICH IT HAD ROLLED. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE SAW THAT THE BEAM HAD BEEN CONNECTED WITH ONLY ONE BOLT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED.
Keywords: work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101694628 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers

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