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Accident: 170119093 - Employee Dies After Fall To Floor From Grated Platform

Accident: 170119093 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 02/12/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11412000902/12/19951791Building Erection Specialists
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 11, 1995, Employee #1, age 57, an employee of Building Erection Specialists, Inc., was welding railing bases on the second floor of a warehouse. He climbed over a railing onto an unprotected grated platform to retrieve a saw from welders approximately 600 feet away. The saw was needed to cut railing bases and toeboards. As the employee continued to walk on the grating, he fell into a floor conveyor opening measuring 6 ft 3 in. by 5 ft and fell 16 ft 2 in. to the floor. Employee #1 suffered fractured ribs. He was treated and transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he was operated on for internal injuries. Employee #1 died at 1:00 a.m. on February 12, 1995.
Keywords: fracture, unguarded fl opening, work rules, welder, construction, grating, rib, fall, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114120009 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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