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Accident: 200670214 - Employee Killed In Fall From Mechanical Room Of Drawbridge

Accident: 200670214 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/28/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11651318507/29/19961622P. C. L. Civil Contractors, Inc.
Employee #1 and several coworkers were removing mechanical equipment from the mechanical room of a drawbridge. Employee #1 was using a crow bar to reposition a mounting pad when the bar slipped from underneath the pad and he fell backward, landing on his buttocks. Employee #1 tried to catch himself at the edge, but he fell, head first, approximately 29 ft and was killed.
Keywords: buttocks, work rules, slip, construction, manual mat handling, fall, fall protection, bridge, pry bar, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116513185 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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