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Accident: 201570561 - Employee Killed In A Fall From A Deck

Accident: 201570561 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30277079701/27/20001541Dcb Construction Company Inc.
Employee #1 performing steel decking was walking backwards aligning the decking. He was walking towards the leading edge of the deck when he fell 30 ft to the ground through an opening. He was killed in a fall. Employee #1 was taken to a hospital and removed from life support two days later. Fall protection had been utilized almost during the entire operation. However, at 5:15 p.m. the decking crew was finishing the last of the deck and the static line that utilized for fall protection was removed. Therefore, at the time of the accident Employee #1 no longer was connected to the static line.
Keywords: decking, steel, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302770797 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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