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Accident: 201262334 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Beam

Accident: 201262334 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 05/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31218888105/27/20081791Precise Steel Inc.
On May 23, 2008, Employee #1, an iron worker on a construction site, was working from an I-beam. He was using an impact wrench to tighten bolts on the I-beam, when he fell 42 feet from the beam. He sustained chest injury and was killed. He had not been using fall protection.
Keywords: chest, wrench, steel beam, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, concussion, bolting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312188881 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:42
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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