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Accident: 200371201 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Hole In Catwalk

Accident: 200371201 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/16/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30244337910/16/20001799Classic Industrial Services
Employee #1 was cleaning up plywood, scaffold components, planking, and other materials after dismantling a scaffold. He clipped some wire that secured a piece of plywood which was marked as covering a hole in the metal grate catwalk. Soon after Employee #1 removed the plywood, he stepped into the hole and fell 71 ft to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: cover, dismantling, unguarded fl opening, floor hole, construction, catwalk, fall, floor opening, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302443379 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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