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Accident: 201771789 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 201771789 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 07/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30339727707/23/20021791Pro-Fab Construction
On July 22, 2002, an ironworker tacked deck on a commercial structure. The ironworker was one of four ironworkers who did the tacking. He sat on a bar joist 15.5 feet above the ground. He was sitting where it was connected to the wall. He lost his balance and was killed when he lunged, head first, to the floor below. An autopsy revealed that the employee was ingesting alcohol and/or drugs before the accident.
Keywords: beam, head, alcohol, iron worker, construction, steel erection, fall, fall protection, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303397277 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Welding/Burning/Grindi
FatCause: Fall from roof

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