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Accident: 133881.015 - Employee Is Killed When Steel Structure Collapses And Employ

Accident: 133881.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 02/24/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1516682.01502/25/2021Phoenix Steel Erectors, Inc.

At 4:05 p.m. on February 24, 2021, an employee worked to connect a steel beam to adjacent columns. After connecting the beam, the employee disconnected the cran e rigging and began to walk over to the basket of an articulating lift when the structure collapsed. The employee, who was still connected to the structure with fall protection equipment, fell approximately thirty feet with the steel beam a nd column. The employee received severe head injuries that included a skull frac ture and intracranial bleeding along with an arm fracture and was killed.

Keywords: aerial lift, anchor, arm, basket, crane, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, rigging, skull, steel beam, steel column, steel erection, structural collapse, tie-off
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1516682.015 45 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist: 30
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Moving Point To Point

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