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Accident: 201991973 - Employee Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 201991973 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/22/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30934528808/22/20051791Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
Employee #1, a steel erection worker, was straddling an I-beam, working approximately 51 feet above the surface. He was using the pointed end of a spud wrench to align the bolt holes of two beams. Employee #1 was wearing a full body harness, a tether line, and a .63-in. steel safety line. The safety line and tether were not attached to a tie off point or to the beam, therefore Employee #1 was not tied off. While he was aligning the bolt holes Employee #1 dropped his spud wrench. He then used a sleeving bar to finish the alignment work. The bar slipped out of the bolt hole as the he placed pressure on the bar. When the bar slipped, Employee #1 lost his balance, fell, and was killed.
Keywords: struck against, construction, steel erection, fall, fall protection, lost balance, steel connecting, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309345288 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:51
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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