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Inspection: 101276301 - J.A. Jones Construction Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 101276301Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 11/25/1987

J.A. Jones Construction Co.
260 Spring St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: P.O. Box 56485, Atlanta, GA 30343

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/02/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/28/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 608323Event: 11/24/1987Employee Killed In Fall From Floor Edge
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on November 24, 1987, Employee #1, a labor foreman, and two coworkers, along with a carpenter foreman and a laborer, were demolishing a concrete floor section for a new addition of a high rise concrete structure. A catch platform was erected at floor level. Employee #1 was using an air hammer to break up the concrete floor. While the laborer kept the debris cleared. The carpenter foreman told Employee #1 twice that he needed to tie off, but Employee #1 said he didn't need to tie off and continued to work at the floor edge. Shortly after, Employee #1 fell over the edge, carrying the air hammer with him. He hit the catch platform, then continued to fall 86 ft to the concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101276301 Fatality Concussion Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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