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Accident: 201040144 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Decking Inside Marquee

Accident: 201040144 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/27/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12473482311/27/19967312Casino Lighting & Sign
Employee #1 was replacing the marquee for upcoming attractions at the MGM Hotel and Casino. He was tightening the remaining loose straps inside the bottom of the cube in the enclosed area when he apparently lost his footing on the steel braces and landed on the corrugated metal decking. The decking came apart and Employee #1 fell approximately 140 feet onto concrete. He was killed.
Keywords: decking, collapse, work rules, equipment failure, metal decking, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, lost balance, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124734823 Fatality Other Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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