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Accident: 170019277 - Employee Killed In Fall From Building

Accident: 170019277 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11390195307/24/19981791Whitley Steel Co., Inc.
Employee #1, a steel worker, had untied his lanyard to move to a crossbeam when he fell 40 ft to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: iron worker, work rules, construction, steel erection, lanyard, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 113901953 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Elevator (struck by elevator or counter-weights)

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