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Accident: 980213516 - Employee Killed In Fall From High-Rise Building

Accident: 980213516 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10135645901/21/19881799Monta Contractors
Employee #1 was a laborer on a two-man precast concrete crew. He and a coworker had taken down the wire rope guardrails at the corner of the fifth floor of a high-rise office building under construction. They finished cutting the precast concrete at the edge of the building and were re-installing the wire rope guardrails. Employee #1 was pulling the tension for the top rail when he walked backward off the edge of the building and was killed. Neither employee was tied-off with a safety belt or lanyard.
Keywords: concrete form work, guardrail, wire rope, work rules, safety belt, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection, walking backward
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101356459 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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