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Accident: 201770104 - Employee Killed In Fall While Descending Support Column

Accident: 201770104 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 02/06/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30131613902/06/19971791Chestnut Grove Construction
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on February 6, 1997, Employee #1, age 17, and a coworker were helping to erect the steel skeleton for a warehouse. They were on top of the steel, installing bridging, when the food truck arrived at the site for the morning break. They attempted to slide down a 30 ft steel support column to reach the truck. The coworker slid down without any problem; however, Employee #1 lost his control or balance and fell, head first, onto the concrete floor. He suffered head injuries and was taken to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, descending, steel column, steel erection, fall, lost balance, lost control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301316139 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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