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Accident: 32315.015 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Collapse Of Structure Un

Accident: 32315.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
428991.01505/08/2012High Ball Erectors, Llc

At 12:15 p.m. on May 8, 2012, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working as ironworke rs for a firm in the commercial and institutional building construction industry . Employees #1, #2, and #3 were doing addition, renovation, or alteration of a p roperty. Workers for the firm, had begun erecting an entrance canopy that mornin g. When the incident occurred, Employees #1 and #2 were standing on top of separ ate horizontal beams connecting steel joists that were being flown in by a boom truck. Employee #3 was welding from a ladder on the third column to the east, an d the structure became unstable and fell. Employee #1, was working on top of the horizontal beams, and became pinned by the structure after the collapse. Employ ee #1 was killed and the coroner classified the nature of his injury as an inter nal decapitation. Employee #2, was standing on top of another horizontal beam, a nd he was thrown off. Employee #2 sustained serious unspecified injuries. Employ ee #3, was working from the ladder and sustained injuries to one of his hands. E mployees #2 and #3 were hospitalized for their injuries.

Keywords: boom truck, collapse, construction, decapitated, fall, falling object, hand, iron worker, joist, pinned, steel beam, steel column, steel erection, welding
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 428991.015 39 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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