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Accident: 14452262 - Fall Through Hole In The Decking

Accident: 14452262 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 03/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1495858103/22/19841791Clayburn Inc
AN EMPLOYEE FELL 17FT.3IN. THROUGH A 30IN.X34IN. (APPROX.) HOLE IN THE 3RD. FLOOR ROOF DECKING. THE EMPLOYEE WAS WORKING ON THE 3RD. FLOOR ROOF AREA ADJACENT TO A FLOOR OPENING APPROXIMATELY 30"X 34" EXPOSED TO FALL OF 17'-3" TO THE FLOOR BELOW. WHILE INSTALLING A STEEL FRAME IT WAS NECESSARY TO PRY THE DECKING UP ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE OPENING. EMPLOYEE WAS USING A WRENCH IN HIS RIGHT HAND PRYING AND APPARCUTLY COULDN'T GET ENOUGH LEVELAGE. HE ATTEMPTED TO REACH OVER THE OPENING TOWARD THE EAST SIDE WITH WITH HIS LEFT HAND TO GET BETTER LEVELAGE. HE SHIFTED HS WEIGHT TOREACH ACROSS THE OPENING MISSED THE IRON ON BUSHED HIS HAND AGANIST THE FRAME LOOSING HIS BALANCE FALLING THROUGHT THE OPENING.
Keywords: roof, steel, building, decking panel, iron worker, construction, fall, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14958581 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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