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Accident: 202023727 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Beam

Accident: 202023727 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 08/31/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31366667909/01/20091791R. White Construction

On August 31, 2009, Employee #1, an iron worker was struck by a 73 ft long steel beam that was being hoisted with a synthetic sling. One end of the basket hitch on the sling failed causing the steel beam to fall. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: beam, iron worker, equipment failure, struck by, sling, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 20 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313666679 Fatality Cut/Laceration Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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