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Accident: 659623 - Construction Employee Lost Balance And Fell One Floor; Died

Accident: 659623 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10133976005/08/19871791Major Glass Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON THE 9TH FLOOR INSTALLING ALUMINUM COVERS TO THE MULLIONS OF A LARGE WINDOW WALL. THE EMPLOYEE WAS USING A HAMMER AND A 1" X 4" BOARD TO INSTALL AN INSIDE CORNER COVER NEAR THE FLOOR'S EDGE WHEN HE LOST HIS BALANCE. THE EMPLOYEE FELL TO THE SECOND FLOOR, SUSTAINING MASSIVE HEAD INJURIES AND MULTIPLE INJURIES TO OTHER BODY PARTS. HE WAS KILLED. A DISREGARD FOR FALL PROTECTION AND LACK OF ADEQUATE STANDARD GUARDRAILS WERE THE CAUSAL FACTORS IN THIS FATALITY.
Keywords: head, guardrail, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101339760 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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