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Accident: 103510.015 - An Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Joists

Accident: 103510.015 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 03/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1298614.01503/01/2018Vrex Construction, Inc
At 10:45 am on March 1, 2018, an employee was receiving delivery of galvanized C-joists in bundles. The bundles of C-joists were stacked on an elevated platform. The strap of the top bundle broke off causing a portion of the bundle to slide down and strike the employee in the abdominal area. The C-joists crushed the employee and caused him to go into cardiac arrest. He later died in the hospital.
Keywords: struck by, joist, falling object, heart attack
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1298614.015 50 M Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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