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Accident: 201402765 - Employee Injured In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 201402765 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 04/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12723506704/08/19991791Coke Steel Erectors Inc
Employee #1 was engaged in a metal decking operation. While handling a sheet of metal decking, a gust of wind came up and blew a piece of decking off the pile. The piece of decking struck Employee #1, knocking him over the unprotected edge of the building. Employee #1 fell approximately 31 feet, 3 inches. Employee #1 was hospitalized, sustaining fractures to his back.
Keywords: fracture, high wind, back, metal decking, fall, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127235067 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:31
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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