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Accident: 848044 - Construction Employee Fell From "I" Beam; Fatally Injured

Accident: 848044 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 01/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10009311101/20/19871791Kelley Steel Erection Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
220313101/20/19871542J.A. Jones Construction Co.
AT APPROXIMATELY 11:45 AM ON JANUARY 17, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A TRIPOD MOUNTED SURVEYOR'S LEVEL TO SHOOT ELEVATIONS FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL COLUMNS. HE HAD POSITIONED THE LEVEL ON A BARE "I" BEAM. HE FELL APPROXIMATELY 14 FEET, LANDING ACROSS A LOWER LEVEL "I" BEAM. HE SUSTAINED HEAD, CHEST AND ABDOMINAL INJURIES FOR WHICH HE WAS HOSPITALIZED. HE LATER DIED IN THE HOSPITAL. FALL PROTECTION DEVICES WERE NOT USED. A SAFETY BELT, LANYARD AND LIFE LINE WERE NOT USED, NOR WERE GUARD RAILINGS IN PLACE.
Keywords: surveyor, head, safety belt, lanyard, chest, abdomen, guardrail, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100093111 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 2203131 Occupation Not Listed

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