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Accident: 170401277 - Employee Killed When Roof Collapsed Under His Weight

Accident: 170401277 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 11/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11376447611/09/19953312New Jersey Steel Corp.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on November 9, 1995, Employee #1 walked on a catwalk from the lime silos to the furnace bay roof, where he climbed over a 42 inch guardrail onto a support truss. He lowered himself 8 feet, and then walked 8 feet to the roof's edge. Employee #1 jumped 10 feet to the roof of the scrap bay building. The roof could not support his weight and he fell through it 27 feet, landing atop a 28 feet high building that was inside the scrap bay building. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: roof collapse, roof, work rules, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113764476 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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