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Accident: 14399513 - Welder Killed In Fall Between Roof Joists

Accident: 14399513 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 02/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
144198902/25/19851791Brady General Contractors
Employee #1, a welder, stepped on an unsecured 4 ft by 15 ft sheet of roof decking that was lying across three joists with 5 ft centers. The roofing material overhung the joists by 4 ft. When Employee #1 stepped on the overhang the sheet tilted, and he fell 20 ft between the joists. He was killed.
Keywords: roof decking, unsecured, work rules, welder, construction, unstable surface, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1441989 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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