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Accident: 201404969 - Employee Killed In Fall While Setting Steel Bar Joists

Accident: 201404969 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 04/03/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12705457504/03/20011791Whaley Steel Corp
Ironworkers were setting steel bar joists on a masonry wall. Employee #1 climbed down a vertical toothed masonry wall, slipped or lost his grip, and fell to a lower masonry wall 16 feet below. Employee #1 was completely impaled, in a sitting position, on vertically protruding, two foot high #4 rebar. No access ladder was available at the jobsite. Employee #1 suffered a fatal puncture injury.
Keywords: joist, rebar, impaled, steel erection, fall, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127054575 Fatality Puncture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Moving Poi
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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