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Accident: 200200293 - Employee Killed In Fall From Bridge Decking

Accident: 200200293 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30017503107/24/19971711John H. Pruett Construction Co. Inc.
Employee #1 was working on a bridge helping to install brackets that would support a water line. He was stepping on a piece of metal decking material positioned between the horizontal concrete bridge supports when it became displaced and he fell approximately 60 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The decking was usually fastened down with four screws, but this piece had not been secured. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was not using the required harness and lanyards.
Keywords: decking, unsecured, work rules, construction, bridge deck, fall, fall protection, bridge, elevated work plat, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300175031 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:60
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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