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Inspection: 1261411 - Griffin Dewatering
Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City
Report ID: 0521700
Open Date: 10/09/1985
Mc Cormick Place Expansion Chicago, IL 60616
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3450 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 00000
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14377063
Construction Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft
ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, AT 10:10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER. THE OTHER IRONWORKER WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS GUARDED BY A SAFETY RAILING AS REQUIRED BY 1926.750 (B)(1)(III). AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED AGAINST THE RAILING, THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE SAFETY LINE (A WASHER WELDED TO A COLUMN) GAVE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 50 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR PIT. THE SAFETY LINE WAS IMPROPERLY ANCHORED. NO SAFETY NET WAS PROVIDED EVEN THOUGH THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.
guardrail, lifeline, elevator shaft, fall, scaffold, anchor, construction
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