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Accident: 201072626 - Employee Falls While Attaching Fall Protection, Is Killed

Accident: 201072626 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081714306/12/20081791Kaylake Industries Inc
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on June 12, 2008, Employee #1, an iron worker, was working with a coworker installing rebar in an area identified as the north side Fin Wall. Employee #1 positioned himself over the protective perimeter railing. When Employee #1 attempted to hook his positioning belt into the exposed rebar, he missed hooking into his attachment point and fell approximately 244 ft from the thirty-fifth floor. Employee #1 landed on a tenth floor balcony. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: rebar, iron worker, construction, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310817143 Fatality Other Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:244
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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