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Accident: 171048531 - Employee Killed In Fall From Decking

Accident: 171048531 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11508551604/25/19971791J & J Steel, Inc.
Employee #1 and coworkers were approximately 35 ft above the next adjacent level, laying metal decking on a structural steel building. This required them to retrieve sheets of metal decking and to drag the sheets over 50 ft, while walking backward on top of a 3 to 4 in. wide bar joist. Employee #1 slipped on the already installed decking and fell onto compacted rock. He died two days later as a result of his injuries. Oil placed on the sheet decking from the manufacturer created a slippery surface, and the employees were not wearing any type of fall protection.
Keywords: installing, work rules, slip, construction, metal decking, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, walking on beam, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 115085516 Fatality Other Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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