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Accident: 514877 - Employee Killed In Fall From Unsecured Grating

Accident: 514877 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11034169004/04/19901791G.T. Contractors
Employee #1 and a coworker, both ironworkers, were installing sections of 3 ft wide by 11 ft 8 in. long, 1 1/4 in. thick corrugated grating across support beams of a conveyor transfer tower under construction. The tower was 24 ft square and 81 ft 3 in. high, and the grating was to form a floor or working surface at the 69 ft level. The ends of the grating had been laid across the flange of the support beams and had not yet been secured. Employee #1 stepped on a section of grating, causing the end to slip off the flange of the beam and fall. Employee #1 fell with the grating approximately 69 ft to the concrete. He sustained multiple fractures and was killed.
Keywords: beam, fracture, installing, unsecured, work rules, construction, grating, fall, fall protection, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110341690 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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