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Accident: 201352705 - Employee Falls From Elevated Platform And Is Killed

Accident: 201352705 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 04/12/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30843071904/13/20051741Jones Masonry Contractors, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30843085904/13/20051771Ard Contracting, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30843069304/13/20051542Roy Anderson Corp.
On April 12, 2005, an employee and two coworkers were waiting on the seventh floor for the bucket elevator to arrive. One employee bent over the top rail (wire rope) of the guardrail system to look to see where the elevator was. When the employee put his hands on the top rail and leaned against the wire rope, it loosened from its end connections, and the employee fell approximately 61 ft to his death. Employees from another company (Roy Anderson Corp.) had incorrectly secured the ends of the wire rope rails to their anchor points. The wire rope rail was not capable of withstanding the force of a man (weighing approximately 200 lbs) leaning against it. The employees who erected the wire rope guardrail system were not experienced in erecting it.
Keywords: untrained, guardrail, fall, anchor, work rules, equipment failure, wire rope, steel connector, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 10 102 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308430719 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:61
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 308430859 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
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3 308430693 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
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