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Accident: 14560304 - Employee Injured In 20 Ft Fall From Bridge

Accident: 14560304 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 02/04/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1792999302/04/19871622L.H. Hewett, Jr., Inc.
Employee #1 was using an oxygen-acetylene torch to burn off structural steel bridge members, when he fell approximately 20 ft. He landed on a construction barge under the bridge, sustaining neck and back injuries. There were no nets provided, nor was there a catch platform to arrest his fall. Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt, but his lanyard was not tied off
Keywords: work rules, construction, back, fall, fall protection, neck, bridge, net, tie-off, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17929993 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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