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Accident: 170561674 - Employee Killed In Fall From Corroded Angle Iron

Accident: 170561674 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12528630210/25/19944932Truckland, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12528631010/25/19943993Trans-Lux Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12528501510/25/19943993Butler Signs, Inc.
Employee #1, age 26, entered a permit-required confined-space sign located approximately 89 ft 7 in. above the ground. The space had not been evaluated by management officials. Employee #1 had only one lanyard on his safety belt and it was not attached at the time of the accident. He stepped on a corroded angle iron cross member and it broke, causing him to fall to his death.
Keywords: work rules, equipment failure, corrosion, lanyard, bracing, tie-off, confined space, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125286302 Occupation Not Listed
2 125286310 Occupation Not Listed
3 125285015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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