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Accident: 201161718 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Metal Decking

Accident: 201161718 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/29/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609770804/29/20001791The Herrick Corporation
At 10:35 a.m. on April 29, 2000, Employee #1, a journeyman iron worker for a structural subcontractor, was working with a welder and another iron worker at deck levels #390 and #400 of a parking structure. They were correcting the elevations of some of the beams when the welder sent Employee #1 to get a bolt. He was returning when he fell 25 ft through the metal decking, apparently because someone had cut the welds on the bolts securing the decking. Employee #1 was transported to Cedar-Sinai Hospital, where he was kept on life support until his death on approximately May 1, 2000. The welder later stated that he did not know who had cut the welds on the metal decking.
Keywords: unsecured, iron worker, work rules, construction, metal decking, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 8 100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126097708 Fatality Other Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:26
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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