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Accident: 202352027 - Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 202352027 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 09/29/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30705103709/29/20031791Talon Erectors, Inc.
On September 29, 2003, Employee was connecting steel on the fifth floor of a building. He moved the steel away from his connection point so he could reposition a beam that was being set. Employee #1 was walking back to his connection point when he fell 42 ft to the second floor deck, and was killed. He was wearing a safety harness, but it was not connected.
Keywords: erection process, construction, steel erection, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, tie-off, steel connecting, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5 70 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307051037 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Moving Point To Point
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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