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Accident: 200150506 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Concrete Slab

Accident: 200150506 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 11/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30467724811/15/20011794Ajv Construction Co.

On November 15, 2001, Employee #1 was walking within the swing radius of crawler crane. The crane had lifted a cement floor slab and begun swing the boom around to drop the slap on the pile. As he swung the boom towards the pile, the operator of the crane prematurely released the slab. The slab fell and tipped over, pinning Employee #1 to the ground. The weight of the slab prevented him from breathing. He died of asphyxia.

Keywords: concrete slab, asphyxiated, boom, crawler crane, struck by, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304677248 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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