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Accident: 14467435 - Employee Killed In 40 Ft Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 14467435 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
229689511/05/19851795Ark Wrecking Of Texas
Employee #1 and coworkers were dismantling a steel-framed structure in a chemical plant. Some railings had been removed, along with some sections of floor grating at the 40 ft level. On one side where the floor grating was missing, Employee #1 was walking a beam holding onto a railing directly above the beam with one hand and carrying a cutting torch in the other. He bumped into a hose rack with his stomach or side. He let go of the handrail to grab his side and fell backward through the floor where the grating had been removed. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: steel beam, dismantling, work rules, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, floor opening, walking on beam, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2296895 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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