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Accident: 202341640 - Employee Killed In Fall From Edge Of Roof

Accident: 202341640 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 09/28/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31002140709/28/20061741Field Vision Bc
At approximately 8:20 a.m. on September 28, 2006, Employee #1 was working as part of a decommissioning crew that disassembled scaffold rigging and cleaned up a site once the scaffold work had been completed. He was helping coworkers remove the suspension scaffold outrigger beam from its 6 ft tall support frame. Employee #1 was stepping up onto the parapet wall at the edge of the roof when he attempted to grab onto a 5 ft long I-beam to balance himself. The beam came off its support frame (scaffold bench) as Employee held it, and he and the beam fell 11 stories to the ground. Employee #1 was killed. Subsequent investigation found that the clamp that secured the I-beam had been removed when the outrigger beam was being disassembled. Employee #1 had not been sufficiently trained in fall protection and scaffold safety. At the time of the accident he was wearing a fall protection harness but he was not tied off.
Keywords: beam, roof, dismantling, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 11 100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310021407 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:100
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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