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Accident: 170567358 - Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 170567358 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12461478508/22/19951791Burchfield & Thomas Inc
Employee #1 was connecting a joist to a column 39 ft above the ground. He walked on the 9 1/2 in. beam a distance of 25 ft to unhook the crane. He then walked an additional 25 ft to the end of the joist where a coworker was using a manlift to connect the other end. Employee #1 sat down on the joist. When the coworker was finished, he lowered the manlift. The manlift hit a lug on the column, which apparently caused Employee #1 to fall. He sustained a concussion and was killed. He was not using fall protection.
Keywords: joist, work rules, column, construction, vibrations, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, lost balance, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124614785 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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