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Accident: 14382030 - Fall From Steel Beam On Side Of Overpass Bridge

Accident: 14382030 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
224182604/09/19851623G'S R Plumbing & Heating Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
222470704/09/19851622Ladd Construction Co
AN EMPLOYEE FELL 26FT FROM A 10&5/8IN. WIDE I-BEAM WHERE HE WAS WALKING ON THE BEAM, ON THE WEST SIDE OF AN OVERPASS BRIDGE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ONE OF THREE MEN SECURING NEEDLE BEAM WHALER UNDER A STEEL "I" BEAMS OF AN OVERPASS BRIDGE. ONE WORK AREA WAS FINISHED AND THE EMPLOYEE WAS MOVING TO THE NEXT AREA. WHILE CARRYING A 2X10-INCH PLANK WITH A SMALL HOIST UNIT, HE WAS WALKING THE 10 5/8-INCH WIDE TOP OF THE OUTSIDE BEAM ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. WHEN HE REACHED THE MIDDLE OF THE BRIDGE, HE LOST HIS FOOTING AND FELL 26 FEET 2 INCHES ONTO THE RAILROAD TRACKS BELOW AND RECEIVED MASSIVE, FATAL, HEAD INJURIES. BEING A WINDY DAY, A GUST OF WIND MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE FALL, BUT NOTHING WAS PROVIDED TO PREVENT THE FALL.
Keywords: erection process, bridge, carpenter, construction, steel erection, fall, walking on beam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2241826 Occupation Not Listed
2 2224707 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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