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Accident: 200514297 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower Crane

Accident: 200514297 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 11/06/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31063221111/07/20061791Sowles Co.
On November 6, 2006, Employee #1 was on a tower crane near the 39th floor. He was installing a second transfer rail to dismantle the crane. Employee #1 was observed walking and/or crouching on a 9.5-in.-wide steel beam of the jacking cage without adequate fall protection. The witness saw Employee #1's left ankle roll to the left, causing him to lose his balance and near the mid-rail of the catwalk. When the mid-rail failed, Employee #1 fell approximately 340 ft to a patio at the 5th floor level. He was killed.
Keywords: beam, fracture, dismantling, tower crane, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, work surface, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 41 410 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310632211 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Moving Point To Point
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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