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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14511158 - Fell From Pipe Rack

Accident: 14511158 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 05/31/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
191372206/03/19851629H.B. Zachry Co
ON MAY 31, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE WORKING ABOUT 28 FEET ABOVE FLOOR LEVEL, INSTALLING SHOES ON A FIBERGLASS PIPE ON A PIPE RACK CROSS BEAM SUPPORT. THE TWO EMPLOYEES WERE TIED OFF TO THE RACK STRUCTURE, OR OVERHEAD PIPES, WHEN LAST SEEN. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE LEFT THE IMMEDIATE WORK AREA TO OBTAIN NEEDED TOOLS. APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 15 MINUTES LATER, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS ON THE GROUND UNDER THE FIBERGLASS PIPE WHERE HE WAS LAST SEEN. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ABOUT ONE HOUR LATER. HE DIED OF MULTIPLE FRACTURES AND CONTUSIONS OF THE HEAD. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND IT WAS REPORTED THAT HIS SAFETY BELT WAS IN PLACE ON HIS BODY AND THE LANYARD WAS WRAPPED AROUND HIM. BOTH SAFETY BELT AND LANYARD APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION.
Keywords: fracture, head, safety belt, construction, lanyard, fall, tie-off, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1913722 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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