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Accident: 894147 - One Employee Killed, Others Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 894147 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 04/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10572117904/25/19901791B & B Steel Erectors Inc.
Employees #1 through #4 were sitting on steel roof beams while bolting beams to columns and connecting roof purlins to beams. Employees #1 and #2 were bolting beams to columns and Employees #3 and #4 were sitting on the beams to connect roof purlins when a gust of wind came up and the columns fell in domino fashion. Employee #3 fell approximately 25 feet to his death. Employees #1, #2 and #4 fell and were hospitalized. Temporary and permanent bracing were not used extensively.
Keywords: beam, high wind, steel beam, work rules, column, construction, fall, fall protection, bracing, bolting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105721179 Fatality Fracture Helpers, construction trades

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