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Accident: 202340162 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Structural Steel

Accident: 202340162 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 05/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30532072305/08/20021791Canron Construction Corp.
On May 8, 2002, Employee #1, an ironworker, was part of a raising gang crew that was working on an approximately 80-foot-tall structure. He had climbed a 12-foot ladder to access the top of a 15-foot-high column on the southeast corner, to unbolt a large lifting lug that was attached to a crane. The crane swung away freely without incident. For some reason, Employee #1 fell off either the column or the ladder and was killed. There were no witnesses to the accident. Subsequent investigation determined that the ladder was too flexible due to wear, was too short for the task, and could not sit squarely against the column because of the column's shape. A fall protection harness that Employee #1 was said to have been wearing was missing the leg straps.
Keywords: erection process, unsecured, iron worker, work rules, ladder, steel erection, fall, fall protection, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 4 80 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305320723 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:80
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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