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Accident: 131163.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Bundle Of Stainle

Accident: 131163.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 11/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1502847.01512/16/2020New Storage World Wide

At 7:20 a.m. on November 17, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection com pany, was working at a multi-employer construction project, a new storage facili ty. He was helping load a bundle of stainless steel decking intended for a hall way. The load of decking was being lifted by forklift onto steel beams. As Em ployee #1 stood near and held onto a beam, the load of decking on the forklift s tarted to shift and slide off the forks. Employee #1 moved toward the forklift. The falling load struck Employee #1 in the head and pinned him to the ground. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic crushing injuries and was killed.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, crushed, erection process, falling object, forklift, forks, head, load shift, loading, material handling, metal decking, multi-employer worksite, pinned, renovation, steel beam, stee
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1502847.015 32 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Hoisting Bundles

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