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Accident: 766196 - Employee Killed In Fall From Exterior Wall

Accident: 766196 -- Report ID: 0931400 -- Event Date: 12/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10237913812/22/19876552Trammell Crow Co.
Employee #1 and a coworker were reinstalling an architectural lighting fixture on top of an exterior building wall 21 ft 8 in. above an adjacent sidewalk level. Employee #1 and the coworker were jointly positioning (aligning) the fixture when Employee #1, who was standing on an adjacent lower section of the wall, lost his balance and fell 18 1/2 ft to the sidewalk, sustaining head injuries from which he died. Employee #1 had undergone previous medical care for arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease.
Keywords: head, installing, work rules, lighting fixture, cardiovasc disease, fall, fall protection, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102379138 Fatality Concussion Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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