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Accident: 200070274 - Employee Injured In Fall From First Deck Of Building

Accident: 200070274 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 10/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12525226210/14/19971791Colfax Welding, Inc.
Employee #1 was on the first deck of a building, at a height of approximately14 ft, welding angle iron supports for a brick lintel frame. At approximately 5:30 p.m., he was told to start cleaning up. Employee #1 positioned himself about 3 or 4 ft from the edge of the deck, which was protected by the brick lintel frame. He was feeding down his welding leads when he fell over the 41 in. high top-rail of the frame to the ground. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: decking, guardrail, welder, construction, welding, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125252262 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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