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Accident: 839688 - Iron Worker Killed In Fall From Truss

Accident: 839688 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 09/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12230506309/19/19941791Professional Steel Service, Inc.
Employee #1, an iron worker, was standing 23 ft above the ground on a 6 inch wide steel truss receiving bundles of metal roof decking material. He was not protected from falling by nets, a safety belt/harness, or any other means. When Employee #1 took a step backward he apparently mis-stepped, and fell 23 ft. He landed on his head and shoulders and was killed. No citations were issued due to OSHA policy on the steel erection industry.
Keywords: head, shoulder, iron worker, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122305063 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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