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Accident: 202340717 - Employee Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 202340717 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 02/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30851131002/07/20051791Imperial Iron Works, Inc.
At 8:15 p.m. on February 7, 2005, Employee #1, an apprentice ironworker with Imperial Iron Works, was inside the anchorage house of the George Washington Bridge. He and a coworker were constructing structural steel supports for catwalks. They were both on a scaffold pick platform set up under an I-beam in the anchorage house ceiling drilling bolt holes for structural steel connections. The co worker stated that Employee #1 then left the pick platform for a break. A few minutes later, a worker discovered Employee #1 on the floor 65 ft below the pick platform. The coworker did not see or hear Employee #1 fall due to the drill noise. Fall protection equipment was not in use, and guardrails or nets were not in place.
Keywords: steel, iron worker, construction, steel connector, iron, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, steel connecting, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308511310 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:60
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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