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Accident: 14506935 - Fall While Installing Sky Light Atop Joists

Accident: 14506935 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 11/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
151241711/30/19841791Derr And Gruenewald Construction Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
157114011/30/19841541Dsp Constructors
AN EMPLOYEE FELL 28 FEET WHILE INSTALLING A SKY LIGHT ATOP THE ROOF JOISTS OF A WAREHOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE PLACING THE FRAME INTO PLACE TO BE TACK WELDED. THEY WERE EACH HOLDING A SIDE OF THE SKY LIGHT WHILE STANDING ON THE WAREHOUSE ROOF GIRDERS AND JOISTS. AFTER THE SKYLIGHT WAS SET IN PLACE BOTH EMPLOYEES STOOD UP STRAIGHT. EMPLOYEE #1 LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL OVER BACKWARDS. HE FELL 28 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR AND SUFFERED MASSIVE HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: erection process, iron worker, lost balance, skylight, installing, building, construction, steel erection, fall, single story
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1512417 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1571140 Occupation Not Listed

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