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Accident Summary Nr: 170081681 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Bulkhead

Accident Summary Nr: 170081681 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/29/1996
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
12346509804/01/199637310Trinity Marine (Equitable Shipyards)

Abstract: Employee #1, a shipfitter, was installing a 7 ft tall by 12 ft long, approximately 1,800 lb bulkhead into a deck section of a barge under construction. The bulkhead was supported in an upright position by two 5/16 in. thick by 6 in. wide by approximately 3 ft tall flat bar braces that were tack welded to longitudinal structural members. When the tack welds on one of the braces broke, the bulkhead fell and Employee #1 was crushed against another bulkhead. He was killed.

Keywords: barge, shipyard, unsecured, work rules, broken weld, caught between, crushed, struck by, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 123465098 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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