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Accident: 200631729 - Employee Killed In Fall While Installing Bridge Decking

Accident: 200631729 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 09/10/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30947686909/11/20071791Armstrong Steel Erectors, Inc
At approximately 12:00 noon on September 10, 2007, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing pan decking on a bridge. Employee #1 was waalking too close to the edge and stepped on the last decking pan, which had not yet been secured. It gave way and he fell approximately 50 ft, landing in a shallow creek. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died several hours later. Employee #1 and his coworker were wearing full-body harnesses, but Employee #1's harness was not connected to one of the tie-off lines spanning the length of the bridge girders. The decking pan he stepped on was also unsecured.
Keywords: installing, unsecured, work rules, construction, bridge deck, fall, fall protection, bridge, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 5 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309476869 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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