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Accident: 14496715 - Employee Killed By 40 Ft Fall From Overhead Crane Beam

Accident: 14496715 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 09/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238794109/17/19871791North Star Construction Co., Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were tying crane rails together atop an overhead crane. Employee #1 had welded an extension onto his wrench and was standing on the beam when his wrench slipped off the nut and he fell 40 feet. He was killed. The employees were wearing safety belts but their lanyards were not attached to any structure.
Keywords: work rules, slip, construction, overhead crane, extension handle, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102387941 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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