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Accident: 607259 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall From Building

Accident: 607259 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10135645901/21/19881799Monta Contractors
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS A LABORER ON A TWO MAN PRECAST CONCRETE CREW. HE AND THE OTHER EMPLOYEE DISASSEMBLED THE WIRE ROPE GUARDRAILS AT THE CORNER OF THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE HIGH RISE OFFICE BUILDING THEY WERE WORKING ON. THEY FINISHED CUTTING THE PRECAST CONCRETE AT THE EDGE OF THE BUILDING AND BEGAN TO REINSTALL THE WIRE ROPE GUARDRAILS. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PULLING THE TOP WIRE TIGHT WHEN HE STEPPED, BACKWARDS, OFF THE EDGE OF THE BUILDING. HE WAS KILLED IN THE FALL. NEITHER EMPLOYEE WAS TIED OFF AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, safety belt, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101356459 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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