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Accident: 202340188 - Employee Struck And Killed By Swinging Beam

Accident: 202340188 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 02/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30495969502/20/20021796Budco Enterprises, Inc.

On February 20, 2002, Employee #1 and two other ironworkers were installing a derrick A Frame at the top of a pedestal type tower crane. The crane was new and had never been assembled on a job site before. Employee #1 and another ironworker were assembling the unit, while the third ironworker was the signalman for an operator using a crane in the installation operation. The crane operator lifted a beam and started towards the installing site. But as he brought the beam closer, the third ironworker failed to recognize that Employee #1 was not paying attention. Employee #1 was struck and killed by the beam as it swung towards the workers.

Keywords: beam, derrick, installing, iron worker, hoist, struck by, crane
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 140 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304959695 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Lifting operations

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