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Accident: 200823821 - Employee Fractures Head In Fall From Steel I-Beam

Accident: 200823821 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/01/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31124996505/06/20081791Building Services Inc.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on May 1, 2008, Employee #1 and a foreman were installing a metal decking. Employee #1 was spreading out and fastening a corrugated sheet metal on a steel framed building. Employee #1 was wearing a harness and lanyard, although he was not tied off. Employee #1 was walking on the purling, while pushing the metal decking to the spot, where it would be secured to the frame work. Employee #1 lost his footing and fell from the steel I-beam at the height of 20 ft to 26 ft to the concrete slab. He fractured his head and was hospitalized. There were no contributing weather variables that day. It was a sunny and warm day with a slight breeze.
Keywords: decking, fracture, head, installing, sheet metal, building, construction, lanyard, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311249965 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from roof

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