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Accident: 201770302 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof When Steel Panel Shifted

Accident: 201770302 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 02/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30131919002/11/19981791T. Lindstrom & Co. Inc.
Employee #1, an iron worker, fell approximately 23 feet 10 inches to the inside of a structure while he and another iron worker were positioning the roof decking panels. The iron workers were taking panels from the piles that were stacked along the edge of the roof area and positioning them. While positioning one of the panels, Employee #1 fell when a panel shifted and died from the fall.
Keywords: decking, fracture, iron worker, fall, roof panel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301319190 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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