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Accident: 848754 - Iron Worker Dies In Fall From H-Beam

Accident: 848754 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 11/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10333482701/10/19891791P.P.G. Industries
Employee #1, an ornamental iron worker, was installing clips on a structural steel framework preparatory to the attachment of a decorative metal framework for glass. He was killed when he fell approximately 12 feet to an adjacent floor level from the H-beam on which he was standing. The employee was wearing a safety belt but was not tied off. Employee #1 had undergone safety training. The safety policy regarding tying off was enforced and a safety belt was provided. The accident was due to an isolated incident of employee misconduct.
Keywords: beam, installing, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103334827 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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