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Accident: 170731715 - Employee Dies In Fall From Flat Ledge

Accident: 170731715 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11985486707/21/19951761Gsm Sheet Metal Inc
Employee #1 was installing rain gutters on the top floor of a five-story building under construction. He was standing on a flat ledge that ran across the entire face of the building. The equipment consisted of two 6 ft wooden ladders, a solder kettle, and a soldering iron. Employee #1 fell 50 ft to the ground and was killed. He was not tied off, nor was there a guardrail or safety net.
Keywords: guardrail, installing, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, net, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119854867 Fatality Fracture Sheet metal workers

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