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Accident: 200101061 - Employee Dies In 8-Foot Fall Into A Pit

Accident: 200101061 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 12/21/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30348697101/10/20013443Fab Art Inc.
An employee was removing a welding pit cover using a 5-ton overhead crane. The pit was covered by metal plates and a steel I-beam support structure. There was no guardrail system in place or alternative method of fall protection. As he was removing the metal plates and steel I-beam support structure he fell into the 8-foot-deep pit. The employee suffered severe head trauma and was hospitalized for medical treatment. He died three months later from his injury.
Keywords: beam, head, steel beam, cover, guardrail, welding, pit, fall, fall protection, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303486971 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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