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Accident: 201760618 - Employee Killed In Fall To Next Level

Accident: 201760618 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30131230205/21/19981629Kvaerner John Brown
Employee #1 was going through the building under construction collecting all come-along and chain falls. Employee #1 got to the 66-ft level of the building and was met by another employee who was going to help him retrieve a come-along from the 75-ft level of the building. Employee #1 squatted down to secure his lanyard hook to the wire rope/cable at the floor level and behind a 21-in. wide by 9-ft-3-in. long pipe chase opening (floor hole). Employee #1 fell through the pipe chases opening to the concrete floor of the next level. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chain, hand winch, floor hole, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection, floor opening, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 85 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301312302 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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