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Accident: 170052104 - Employee Killed In Fall Into Caisson Hole

Accident: 170052104 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10816954103/16/19901771Sns Contracting Inc
Employee #1 was removing 5 ft by 10 ft steel plates that were covering caisson holes. He hooked up the first plate and a crane lifted it out and set it aside. He then hooked up a second plate for removal. Employee #1 stepped backward and fell 48 ft to the bottom of the caisson hole. He was killed.
Keywords: work rules, construction, pit, fall, fall protection, walking backward, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108169541 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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