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Accident: 201280153 - Employee Killed In Fall From Beam

Accident: 201280153 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30097037306/19/19971791Shellhouse Steel Erectors Incorporated
Employee #1, an iron worker helper, was assigned to retrieve an air hose that was stored on top of a 13 ft 7 in. high H-beam. He walked out onto the top of the beam, helped gather the hose, and was turning to go back when he lost his balance and fell to the concrete. Employee #1 sustained a ruptured spleen, and was killed.
Keywords: beam, spleen, iron worker, work rules, construction, rupture, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300970373 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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