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Accident: 14397723 - Employee Dies In Fall From Skeletal Steel Structure

Accident: 14397723 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/20/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10149414407/21/19891629H.B. Zachry Company
Employee #1 had been connecting a horizontal beam on the fifth level when the beam became wedged with misaligned holes. He climbed down a column to the fourth level and crossed the horizontal to the east, outside column, where a wedge was still in place from aligning the beam he was walking on. He started to step around the outside column to free the wedge, mis-stepped, and fell 50 ft to the concrete base. Employee #1 was killed. He had not hooked his lanyard. Engineers and a safety director that were present attested to the distance of the fall.
Keywords: beam, construction, fall, walking on beam, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101494144 Fatality Concussion Structural metal workers

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