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Accident: 115108.015 - Three Employees Are Struck By Elevated Metal Skirt During Fa

Accident: 115108.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 04/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391019.01504/05/2019Spitzer Industries, Inc.
At 9:00 p.m. on April 4, 2019, three employees were mating a base skirt section weighing 21, 559 lbs to the main part of a pressure vessel. Employee #1 and Employee #3 were taking measurements of the skirt while it was elevated by slings approximately 4 feet above the floor when the gravity center shifted and the skirt fell from the slings, striking Employee #1 and Employee #3. Employee #2 was pushed away by Employee #1 and fell to the ground. Employee #1 had his left arm and leg severed as well as sustaining blunt force trauma to his torso and died enroute to the hospital. Employee #3 was pronounced dead at the scene. Employee #2 sustained minor scrape and bruises; however, he did not need hospitalization.
Keywords: struck by, amputated, arm, crushed, amputation, leg, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391019.015 30 M Fatality Other Welders and cutters
2 1391019.015 28 M Fatality Other
3 1391019.015 34 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Crane Operator

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