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Accident: 101442.015 - Employee Falls With Collapsing Bucket Elevator And Is Lacera

Accident: 101442.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 10/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271314.01510/17/2017First State Crane Service, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270862.01510/16/2017Specialty Industries Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on October 14, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a crane services company, were working at a multiemployer construction project. They were at the top of a grain elevator and removing a deteriorated bucket elevator. The bucket elevator collapsed, and Employee #1 rode on the collapsing bucket conveyor as it fell 12 feet to the elevator platform. Employee #1 was caught and pinned between the platform's walkway railing and the collapsed bucket elevator. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for a large laceration that extended around the left side of his torso from his back to his abdomen.
Keywords: structural collapse, fall, laceration, grain elevator, dismantling, torso, caught between, conveyor, construction, bucket elevator, pinned
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation   127
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1271314.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 1270862.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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