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Accident: 201981370 - Employee Fell From Ladder And Was Struck By A 4-In Iron Pipe

Accident: 201981370 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/22/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30144065703/22/19991711Tek Star Plumbing & Mechanical
Employee #1 was working from a 6-ft step ladder installing a 21-ft-long section of 4 in. iron gas pipe in the overhead ceiling support braces at a jobsite. A lag screw anchor used to secure the brace to the ceiling was improperly installed which caused the brace to fail. Both Employee #1 and the pipe fell to the ground. Employee #1 held onto the pipe as it fell and upon impact the pipe struck Employee #1 in the face killing him.
Keywords: anchor, unsecured, stepladder, ladder, construction, fall, pipe, struck by, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301440657 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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