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Accident: 200201218 - Employee Injured In Fall When Metal Decking Gives Way

Accident: 200201218 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 02/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30256179003/23/20001796B & L Contractor
Employee #1 and a coworker were dismantling carpet racks. Employee #1 was standing on the top level of one of the racks when the metal decking gave way. He fell approximately 28 ft through the opening onto the concrete floor, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization. A coworker on the adjacent rack saw him fall.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, work rules, construction, metal decking, fall, fall protection, storage rack
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302561790 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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