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Accident: 200850410 - Employee Killed In Fall From Highway Decking

Accident: 200850410 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 06/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10687158506/20/19971799J And B Welding Inc.
At 9:15 a.m., Employee #1 was on an elevated highway waiting for a load of metal decking to be placed on the deck by a crane below. The load, which was being picked off a flatbed truck, had not made it to the deck when Employee #1 fell approximately 70 ft onto the truck. He was transported to Long Island College Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:45 a.m. Employee #1 and his coworkers were not using fall protection even though they were working near the edge of the deck, and safety belts and static lines were available.
Keywords: decking, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 70 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 106871585 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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