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Accident: 171054851 - Employee Injured In Fall With Floor Decking

Accident: 171054851 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 01/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12676617901/15/19971791Western Const Specialties
Employee #1 was standing on secured decking, helping to raise a piece of equipment to the floor above him. When the equipment was raised, a section of unsecured decking became displaced. Employee #1 stepped back onto the displaced section, and both he and the decking fell to the floor below. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: decking, unsecured, unsecured panel, work rules, construction, fall, walking backward, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126766179 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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