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Accident: 200675890 - One Employee Is Killed, Another Is Injured In Fall

Accident: 200675890 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30943108804/18/20061796J & J Rigging And Erecting
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 17, 2006, Employees #1 and #2 were moving a climber rig into position on a tower crane that was located on the forty-sixth story of a hi-rise under construction. While they were hydraulically moving the climber up the frame of the crane, the climber fell, along with Employee #1, to the thirty-ninth floor where it struck a brace. Employee #2, who was wearing a personal fall arrest system, hung from the frame of the crane and received minor injuries. Emergency services were called, and Employees #1 and #2 were taken to a local hospital. Employee #1 was pronounced dead, and Employee #2 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, building, ppe, struck against, construction, fall, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 60 390 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309431088 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 309431088 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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