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Accident: 81332.015 - Employee Installing Metal Decking Falls From Roof And Is Kil

Accident: 81332.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 11/14/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1108799.01511/20/2015A & Z Metal Decking, Inc.
At 1:45 p.m. on November 14, 2015, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a me tal decking company, were installing metal decking to the roof of a commercial b uilding. Employee #1 was assisting Coworker #1 to move and place a new sheet of decking. According to the subsequent investigation, Employee #1 moved out of a fall protection tie-off area on the roof, which meant he was no longer tied off . He moved into the next roof fall protection area and began to lift a decking sheet into place without first tying off. Employee #1 fell to the concrete floo r, a fall height of 34 feet. He sustained major injuries to his head and arms. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: arm, building, construction, decking panel, fall, fall protection, head, installing, metal decking, roof
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 34 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1108799.015 22 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 34
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl

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