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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14328595 - Employee Killed When Struck On Head By 2,200 Lb Roof Section

Accident: 14328595 -- Report ID: 0316110 -- Event Date: 08/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10290179008/08/19903731Newport News Shipbuilding And Drydock Company

Employee #1 was scrapping (burning apart) a portable shed roof constructed of sheet metal and structural steel. The employee, contrary to the foreman's instructions, was under the roof section burning the angle iron that supported the roof. The roof section, weighing approximately 2,200 lb, fell on the employee. He sustained a closed head injury and died.

Keywords: head, roof, demolition, work rules, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102901790 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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