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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 919738 Event: 01/23/1995Employee Dies After Falling Through Ductwork Gap
On January 23, 1995, Employee #1 left his work area to retrieve a part which had fallen through the grating to the level below. While walking on the lower level, which had large ductwork, Employee #1 apparently left the industrial walkway and fell through an opening between 2 two pieces of duct work. He fell more than 100 feet, sustaining multiple trauma to the head and body. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: head, duct, work rules, construction, catwalk, fall, fall protection, work platform
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107150419 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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