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Accident: 201148293 - Ironworker Is Injured In Fall At Building Under Construction

Accident: 201148293 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12595170709/29/20061541The Herrick Corp
On July 22, 2006, Employee #1 was working as an apprentice ironworker for a structural steel fabrication and erection contractor. He was a full-time payroll employee with no other contracts. He was assisting a welding crew in the construction of a seven-story hospital building. Employee #1 and another apprentice ironworker were assigned to remove the plywood from a 38-inch by 31-inch hole in the metal decking of the third floor and replace it with more metal decking. The hole was identified and marked. Employee #1 stated that he had a harness on but that he was not tied off to perform this task. Employee #1 fell 17 feet, 4 inches from the third to the second floor, sustaining unspecified injuries. He was hospitalized and underwent some surgeries.
Keywords: floor hole, construction, welding, steel erection, fall, fall protection, floor opening, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125951707 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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