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Accident: 569137 - Employee Killed In 40 Ft Fall From Column

Accident: 569137 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 11/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10770577412/06/19931791Big Mac Construction Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was one of two workers hooking a column to a beam at the top flanges. To do so, the crew was to crawl down a beam to another level and then crawl up another beam. A beam would be raised to hook onto the column at the mid-flange. The coworker noticed that Employee #1 was on the column with his lanyard wrapped around it twice. The lanyard was above the flange; Employee #1 was below it. Employee #1 appeared to be shinnying up the column to free the lanyard when he fell approximately 40 feet to a concrete surface. He died from his injuries 4 days later. Employee #1's lanyard was found detached at one end. Neither the belt nor the lanyard was damaged from use nor did they fail. A net was not provided or available.
Keywords: beam, work rules, safety belt, column, construction, lanyard, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107705774 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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