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Accident: 201984770 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Concrete Sign

Accident: 201984770 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 05/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30553965205/16/20021771On Time Construction

On May 16, 2002, Employee #1, a construction worker, was digging around the base of a 10-foot tall concrete block sign in order to enlarge the sign's foundation and to increase its stability. As he was working, the sign overturned and fell on top of him. Employee #1 was killed when he was crushed.

Keywords: concrete slab, excavation, asphyxiated, construction, crushed, struck by, falling object, untrained, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 10 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305539652 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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