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Accident: 117622.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Counterweight

Accident: 117622.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1412698.01507/02/2019Berkel And Company Contractors, Inc

At 10:15 a.m. on July 2, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a heavy construction project that involved pile driving in prepar ation for laying the deep foundation support for a three-story parking structure . Employee #1 was working from the basket of an aerial device and assisting wit h the set up of the pile driving equipment, including counterweights for a Liebh err 1200 crawler crane. He was the designated rigger and signal person. During the rigging of the 10,000 pound counterweights, a counterweight fell from the s ling, first striking the crane's cab and then falling onto Employee #1 in the ae rial basket. Employee #1 sustained fatal crushing injuries.

Keywords: aerial lift, chain, construction, counterbalance, crawler crane, crushed, crushing, falling object, hoisting mechanism, pile driver, rigging, signalman, sling, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1412698.015 50 M Fatality Pile-Driver Operator FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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