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Accident: 14392294 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Conductor Guide

Accident: 14392294 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30039695908/12/19973731Omega Service Industries, Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on August 7, 1997, Employee #1, age 17, was removing old grating from an oil production platform when the 44 in. by 36 in. grating covering the conductor guide became displaced. According to witnesses, he was reaching to lock up to a lanyard when he went through the 39 in. circumference conductor guide and fell 46 ft 6 in. to the ground. Employee #1 was wearing fall protection but sustained internal injuries which resulted in his death.
Keywords: cover, shipyard, unsecured, work rules, grating, lanyard, fall, fall protection, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300396959 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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