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Accident: 170609663 - Employee Injured In Fall From Steel Grate Deck

Accident: 170609663 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004237904/25/19971541International Technology Corp.
Employee #1 was performing his normal duties in a chemical plating remediation project. He was working on a steel grate false floor 8 ft above a concrete floor. A small electric crane was being used to move steel parts, and a four-legged sling hung below the edge of the steel grating. When the crane began to move the sling, one of the hooks became caught and caused the decking to move. Employee #1 fell, sustaining head injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: decking, head, unsecured, work rules, caught by, construction, fall, sling, work surface, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120042379 Hospitalized injury Concussion Miscellaneous hand working occupations FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from roof

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