Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 571232 - Employee Dies From Fall From Bridge

Accident: 571232 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/12/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10627249504/13/19891622The Great Lakes Construction Co.

Employee #1 and Employee #2 were cutting out sections of a bridge surface made of concrete slabs approximately 5 ft wide by 16 ft long. Employee #1 working on a slab that was rigged to a crane with a 4-legged sling just completed cutting the last transverse structural tie free on his side. Employee #1 then unhooked his safety lanyard to bend over the side and pick up his torch. Part of Employee #1's weight was on a weak spot in the center of the slab which broke in half causing him to fall through the center of the slab 80 ft to the ground. Employee #1 died of a concussion.

Keywords: concrete slab, construction, torch, lanyard, fall, concussion, sling, concrete, crane

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106272495 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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.