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Accident: 14546840 - Employee Killed In 50 Ft Fall When Guardrail Fails

Accident: 14546840 -- Report ID: 1032700 -- Event Date: 02/03/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11050848802/04/19963731Mar Com, Inc
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on February 3, 1996, Employee #1 was fitting a new piece of bulkhead from a stage 50 ft above the floor of a ship's cargo hold. He stepped back and leaned against the outside guardrail. The guardrail failed and Employee #1 fell to the bottom of the cargo hold. He was killed. The guardrail was a piece of 2 in. by 2 in. angle iron that was inadequately welded to 2 in. by 2 in. angle iron stanchions.
Keywords: guardrail, shipyard, work rules, broken weld, equipment failure, ship, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110508488 Fatality Other Boilermakers

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