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Accident Summary Nr: 200270569 - Employee Killed By Derrick When Truck Overturns

Accident Summary Nr: 200270569 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 02/15/1999
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
30021957302/16/199917310Laesch Electric, Inc.

Abstract: Employee #1 was helping remove the concrete base of a traffic light electrical control box. The base was being hoisted by a truck-mounted derrick and Employee #1 was steadying the load to keep the wire rope from twisting. During the lifting process, the truck overturned and Employee #1 suffered a ruptured aorta when he was struck by the derrick. He was administered first aid at the site and then transferred by ambulance to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m.

Keywords: truck crane, construction, hoist, truck, mech mat handling, struck by, artery, overturn
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation Construction
1 300219573 Fatality Other Occupation not reported Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: feet
Cause: Traffic protection
Fatality Cause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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