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Accident: 200850626 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Steel Decking

Accident: 200850626 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 04/03/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10686477004/04/19981791Arnold Steel Company Inc.
Employee #1, an iron worker, was distributing steel Q-decking onto the steel framework of a building under construction when he fell through an approximately 15 in. by 28 in. gap where the last piece of the decking was to be placed. He fell 29 ft 6 in. onto the first floor concrete deck and was killed There was no fall protection at the intermediate level, approximately 14 ft below the position from which he fell.
Keywords: erection process, installing, unguarded fl opening, iron worker, work rules, construction, steel erection, fall, fall protection, floor opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 29 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 106864770 Fatality Other Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:29
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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