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Accident: 14187041 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Hoist Load

Accident: 14187041 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 04/28/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
76893704/29/19872452Excel Homes, Inc.

Employee #1 and a coworker built a 14-ft by 46-ft wooden floor for a modular home. They then attached a lifting device and raised the floor. The two employees left the hoist controls with the load suspended and, with Employee's #1 back to it, they started to build another floor. The lifting device broke at one end, causing the floor to shift and to strike Employee #1 in the back. He died of a severed spinal cord.

Keywords: severed, hoisting mechanism, spine, work rules, load shift, equipment failure, back, struck by, falling object, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 768937 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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