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Accident: 14517007 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Temporary Railing

Accident: 14517007 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10127250810/26/19878711Rst Group Incorporated
EMPLOYEE #1, WORKING AT THE FOURTH FLOOR LEVEL, WAS TALKING TO A COWORKER. NOT PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION, HE STEPPED BACKWARDS INTO A TEMPORARY RAILING CONSISTING OF UPRIGHT POSTS AND SINGLE RAIL 29 TO 37 1/2 INCHES ABOVE FLOOR LEVEL. THE RAILING GAVE WAY, ALLOWING THE EMPLOYEE TO FALL THROUGH A FLOOR OPENING 18 FEET TO THE SECOND FLOOR LEVEL. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: guardrail, fall, fall protection, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101272508 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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