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Accident: 200780989 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Loose Decking

Accident: 200780989 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/15/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30055914312/15/19991791M.W. Construction
Employee #1 was placing 22-gauge metal roof decking on the frame of a steel structure in preparation for welding when he stepped on a sheet of loose decking. The decking slipped away from the supporting structure and he fell 14 ft to the interior floor of the building. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: installing, roof decking, unsecured, unsecured panel, work rules, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300559143 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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