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Accident: 200770493 - Employee Killed In Fall While Connecting Steel Beam

Accident: 200770493 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/27/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30054768408/27/19991791Gfx Industries, Inc.
Employee #1, a steel worker, was connecting a steel beam at the highest point of a new building under construction. He was at the center of the building when he unsnapped his lanyard from the attachment point and reached out to disconnect a steel choker used to set the beam in place. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell 28 ft 2 in. to the ground. He was killed. Employee #1 was wearing a full body harness with two lanyards.
Keywords: erection process, iron worker, work rules, construction, steel erection, lanyard, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300547684 Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:29
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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