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Accident: 977496 - Employee Killed In Fall From Structural Steel

Accident: 977496 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 12/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10551594412/22/19871791Century Steel Erectors
Employee #1 was working on structural steel, approximately 50 feet above the ground. He was torquing belts on the steel when one of the belts broke, causing him to lose his balance and fall to the solid rock ground surface. The employee suffered a concussion and died. He was wearing a safety belt and lanyard, but was not tied off.
Keywords: work rules, construction, equipment failure, steel erection, fall, fall protection, concussion, lost balance, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105515944 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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