Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202544300 - Employee Is Struck And Crushed By Large Metal Beam
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|314863846||10/11/2012||1622||Kiewit Infrastructure West Co|
At approximately 2:25 a.m. on October 11, 2012, Employee #1 was working on an infrastructure construction project to widen a freeway. Employee #1, a rigger, was involved in the loading of 26 ft long steel I-beams onto a trailer. Each I-beam weighted approximately 2,800 pounds. A coworker used a Komatsu 400 excavator to move the I-beams. Employee #1 stood on the ground between the trailer and a K-rail (as known as a Jersey barrier) and was approximately 3 ft away from the trailer. As the excavator rotated, its counterweight contacted another I-beam on the trailer, knocking it off. Employee was struck and crushed by the I-beam. The cause of the accident was due to failure in ensuring that exposed employees were not working in the zone of danger adjacent to the trailer containing steel the I-beams.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Highway, road, street||Alteration or rehabilitation||$20,000,000 and over||5||X|
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile