Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14495568 - Employee Killed In 25 Ft Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 14495568 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
85150104/16/19851623Labco Construction Inc
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on April 4, 1985, Employee #1 was cutting the sheetmetal top of a digester into 4-ft by 16-ft sections, with an 8-ft pie-slice-shaped bottom. The approximately 75-ft-diameter roof was 25 ft above a concrete floor and had three existing 4-ft by 8-ft openings. Employee #1 was assisting a coworker with a torch, cutting sections one at a time that were then lifted out by a crane. Employee #1 and the coworker had just prepared a section for removal and the crane operator saw Employee #1 walking parallel to the opening as the lift started. He then saw Employee #1 fall through the opening and stopped the lift. Employee #1 sustained head and internal injuries and was killed. The openings were not guarded, nor was personal fall protection equipment being used.
Keywords: unguarded fl opening, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 851501 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close