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Accident: 200200624 - Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Building Frame

Accident: 200200624 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 10/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30018099910/29/19981791Suwanee Steel Erectors
Employee #1, an iron worker, was walking on the outside edge of a building under construction. He was setting steel bar joists for the roof when he lost his balance and fell 24 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: erection process, installing, iron worker, work rules, construction, steel erection, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300180999 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:24
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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