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Accident: 170804249 - Employee Killed In Fall From Building Under Construction

Accident: 170804249 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 02/27/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12477860602/27/19961791State Wide Steel Inc
Employee #1, an iron worker, was installing steel and limestone panels on the face of a Federal Courthouse under construction. He was on the tenth floor waiting for a panel that was being lifted by a tower crane when the panel apparently was shaken by a high wind gust and hit the side of the building. It is unclear whether the panel actually struck Employee #1, who fell 209 ft to the ground. He was killed. Employee #1's fall protection lanyard apparently broke.
Keywords: erection process, high wind, installing, iron worker, work rules, construction, equipment failure, lanyard, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124778606 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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