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Accident: 170900310 - Employee Killed When Steel Stairway Collapses

Accident: 170900310 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609657702/11/19971795J. Jimenez And M. Jimenez Dba J&J Concrete Cutting
At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 1997, Employee #1 was using a torch to cut down a steel stairway in a cellar. The stairway was loaded with demolition debris and it collapsed on top of him. Employee #1 was crushed and killed. Apparently, the supports at the first floor at the upper end of the stairway had sometime earlier been torch-cut by another contractor.
Keywords: stair, demolition, collapse, unsecured, overloaded, construction, caught between, struck by, housekeeping, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126096577 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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