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Accident: 170245328 - Employee Killed In Fall From Third Floor Window

Accident: 170245328 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 07/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11531590507/18/19961521Framers Co Op Inc
Employee #1, age 20, was one of a crew of four working on the framing of a condominium building. They were lifting an overhead structural beam into place when it became wedged between an outer guardrail support and a plumb support. Employee #1 stepped onto the sill of a third-floor window and reached up and out, trying to free the beam. The guardrail that was nailed to the outside of the building came free as Employee #1 leaned against it. He fell 25 ft and was killed.
Keywords: guardrail, construction, equipment failure, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115315905 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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