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Accident: 14506166 - Fall From Unsecured Metal Decking

Accident: 14506166 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 03/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
37323303/29/19841791J D Steel Co Inc
AN EMPLOYEE FELL 35-40 FT TO THE GROUND LEVEL, FROM ATOP A NEW VIADUCT UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE DECEASED WAS WALKING TO AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION FOR PURPOSES UNKNOWN, FOLLOWING A NORMAL WALKING PATH, WHEN HE SUDDENLY STEPPED OFF THE WALKING PATH INTO AN AREA BEING DECKED WITH META DECKING. HE STEPED INTO A PIECE OF UNSECURED DECKING WHICH SLIPPED, ALLOWING MR BALSTAD TO FALL TO THE GROUND LEVEL, DURING WHICH HE SUSTAI NED FATAL INJURIES.
Keywords: decking, erection process, steel, iron worker, construction, walking surface, fall, bridge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 373233 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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