Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202260576 - Employee Falls And Dies From Impaling Steel Structure

Accident: 202260576 -- Report ID: 0257230 -- Event Date: 02/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30170585102/21/20021542Ossam Construction Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30170587702/21/20021791Steel Building Technology
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30170588502/21/20021791Victor Chaparro Contratista

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 20, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were constructing an indoor gymnasium of a school building when one of the six columns tipped over collapsing the structure. The columns were 33.25-ft tall, and ranged from 17-in. to 45-in. wide. Two of the columns were secured and fitted with water and sewer plumbing. Employee #1 was located above the second column that was connected to another column with bathroom plumbing. When the column of bathroom piping began to fall, it pulled the column supporting Employee #1. He tried to descend the column, but fell landing approximately 15 ft upon unguarded steel rods. The steel rods impaled him causing fatal injuries.

Keywords: building, impaled, building collapse, column, fall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 33 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301705851 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 301705877 Occupation not reported FallDist:
3 301705885 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.