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Accident: 855585 - Employee Killed In Fall As Grating Collapses

Accident: 855585 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 08/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10348843308/06/19913531Caterpillar Inc.
Employee #1 was attempting to remove the motor from a roof-mounted exhaust fan. He was working off a grating underneath the fan enclosure; the grating was not a designated work platform. He was not wearing a safety belt or lifeline. The grating collapsed, causing him to fall 28 ft 5 in. and land on a concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed instantly.
Keywords: lifeline, collapse, work rules, safety belt, grating, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103488433 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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