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Accident: 657684 - Construction Worker Killed In Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 657684 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 04/30/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1810704505/02/19881791Black Mountain Welding, Incorporated
DURING THE ERECTION OF A STEEL FRAME BUILDING, EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS WALKING ON A BEAM ABOUT 54 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. HE LOST HIS FOOTING AND FELL TO HIS DEATH. THERE WAS NO METAL DECKING INSTALLED ON THE FLOOR 18 FEET BELOW. FLOORING SHOULD BE INSTALLED BELOW CONNECTORS WITHIN 2 FLOORS, OR 30 FEET, WHICHEVER IS LESS. THIS WAS NOT DONE ANYWHERE ON THE JOBSITE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: beam, iron worker, work rules, construction, steel erection, fall, fall protection, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18107045 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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