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Accident: 170082770 - Employee Dies In Fall Through Opening

Accident: 170082770 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11034658201/11/19951791Sun Erection Co.
Employee #1 was setting grating approximately 48 ft above ground. A piece of grating measuring 3 ft by 10 ft had slipped off the beam. As he tried to assist a coworker, Employee #1 stepped on the loose grating. The opposite end of the grating kicked up. Employee #1 and the loose grating fell through the opening, landing on the ground. He died.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, construction, grating, unstable surface, fall, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110346582 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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