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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 114120009 - Building Erection Specialists

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 114120009Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 02/12/1995

Building Erection Specialists
Bartleychester Road, P.O. Box 340
Flanders, NJ 07836
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 11656 Grand Terrace Court, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/21/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/23/1995

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170119093Event: 02/12/1995Employee Dies After Fall To Floor From Grated Platform
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 11, 1995, Employee #1, age 57, an employee of Building Erection Specialists, Inc., was welding railing bases on the second floor of a warehouse. He climbed over a railing onto an unprotected grated platform to retrieve a saw from welders approximately 600 feet away. The saw was needed to cut railing bases and toeboards. As the employee continued to walk on the grating, he fell into a floor conveyor opening measuring 6 ft 3 in. by 5 ft and fell 16 ft 2 in. to the floor. Employee #1 suffered fractured ribs. He was treated and transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he was operated on for internal injuries. Employee #1 died at 1:00 a.m. on February 12, 1995.
Keywords: fracture, unguarded fl opening, work rules, welder, construction, grating, rib, fall, floor opening
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114120009 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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