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Accident: 200672194 - Employee Killed In Fall When Struck By Steel Joist

Accident: 200672194 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/31/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30188745108/02/19991791Dixie Southern Industrial, Inc.
Employee #1, an iron worker, was on a ladder under a partially unsecured open-web steel joist when the foreman decided to undo the joist's rigging. The foreman, who was operating telescoping boom forklift, struck the beam on which the open web steel joist was resting and knocked the joist loose. It fell onto Employee #1, knocking him 19 ft off the ladder and onto the ground. He sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he died three days later. The building had limited clearance and maneuverability due to the tilt-slab wall braces inside the structure.
Keywords: clearance, iron worker, work rules, ladder, construction, industrial truck, fall, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301887451 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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