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Accident: 14542732 - Bar Joists Collapsed; Employees Fell To Concrete Surface

Accident: 14542732 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/12/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10110060001/13/19871791Conn Delmar Steel Erectors
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE WORKING ON A ROOF, INSTALLING DECKINGS OVER BAR JOISTS. A BUNDLE OF DECKINGS WAS LIFTED TO THE ROOF AND LAID OVER THE BAR JOISTS. A SECOND BUNDLE WAS RAISED AND POSITIONED TO BE LAID ON TOP OF THE FIRST BUNDLE. AS ITS WEIGHT WAS PLACED ON THE ROOF, THE BAR JOISTS GAVE WAY, CAUSING THE TWO EMPLOYEES AND THE DECKING BUNDLES TO FALL TO THE CONCRETE SURFACE BELOW. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE KILLED. THE BAR JOISTS WERE OVERLOADED AND THE BRIDGING INCOMPLETE, CAUSING THE COLLAPSE.
Keywords: joist, roof, collapse, work rules, overloaded, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101100600 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 101100600 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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