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Accident: 920777 - Employee Falls From Catwalk And Dies

Accident: 920777 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 12/09/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10968772312/14/19934491Florida Stevedoring Inc.
Employee #1, working on a longshoring operation, climbed up to an x-bracing in the hold of a vessel to gain access to the catwalk. As he was climbing onto the catwalk, he struck his back on a reefer connection box. He lost his balance and fell across the catwalk. There were no guardrails in place on the catwalk and Employee #1 fell approximately 40 feet to the steel floor. Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: longshoring, guardrail, work rules, catwalk, fall, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109687723 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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