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Accident: 200900249 - Employee Killed In Fall When Catwalk Grate Dislodges

Accident: 200900249 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/19/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913626708/19/19972493Langboard, Inc.
Employee #1 had just finished unclogging a log jam and was starting to exit the log conveyor area. This required he scale a 42 1/2 in. tall metal retaining wall, and then hop off the wall onto a catwalk. As Employee #1's feet hit the catwalk, a 36 in. by 40 in. section of grating became dislodged from its supports and both the grating and Employee #1 fell 16 ft onto a concrete surface. Employee #1 suffered a severe skull fracture and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, work rules, grating, skull, catwalk, fall, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109136267 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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