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Accident: 570374 - Two Employees Fall From Elevator, One Is Killed

Accident: 570374 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 12/16/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10128650812/17/19871761Master Painting & Sheeting Co.
At approximately 9 a.m. on December 16, 1987, two employees, both ironworkers, were burning rivets on a truss in the roof area of a building. Employee #1 attempted to go around Employee #2. They both lost their balance and fell approximately 44.7 feet to the ground. Employee #1 suffered multiple wounds and trauma and died of his injuries. Employee #2 was hospitalized with compound fractures of both thighs, broken bones in both feet, a compound fracture of the left wrist, sprained right wrist, a crushed upper jaw and nose, and a fractured right side rib. Fall protection was not used.
Keywords: fracture, iron worker, welding, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101286508 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters
2 101286508 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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