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Accident: 200631000 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Catwalk

Accident: 200631000 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 10/31/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30548682110/31/20031629Babcock & Wilcox Construction Company, Inc.
On October 31 2003, Employee #1 was walking to his job assignment on a catwalk. The grating slid out from under the two clips that were holding it in place and off one of the supports it was on. This allowed the grating to tip, and the employee fell through the opening. Employee #1 fell approximately seventy feet. The employee died at the hospital soon after arrival.
Keywords: grating, catwalk, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305486821 Fatality Concussion Boilermakers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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