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Accident: 201921269 - Employee Fatally Injured From Falling Decking Material

Accident: 201921269 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30140403403/11/19991799Postel Contracting Corp.
On January 19, 1999, Employees were installing metal decking. When the restraining bands were cut to adjust one sheet that was not completely bearing on the support beam. As the restraining bands were cut, the bottom sheet fell free, upsetting the remainder of the bundle. Employee #1 was walking beneath the decking, and struck and pinned by the bundle of sheets. He was freed from the sheets and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his fatal injuries.
Keywords: installing, sheet metal, metal decking, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301404034 Fatality Fracture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Hoisting Bundles
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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