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Accident: 117233.015 - One Employee Is Struck And Killed, Other Is Injured By Falli

Accident: 117233.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 05/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409378.01505/14/2019Mid Atlantic Steel Erectors, Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on May 14, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a steel erection company, were working at grade at a multiemployer construction project, a new ei ght-story commercial building. They were preparing materials for erection. A p allet loaded with 144 vertical 2-inch angle iron posts, with a total weight of a pproximately 2, 340 pounds, had been placed on unsecured decking on the building 's second floor. The pallet fell through the decking and struck both employees. Employee #1 was killed when crushed by the falling material. Employee #2 surv ived. He was transported to the hospital, treated for abrasions and contusions, and released.
Keywords: abrasion, construction, contusion, crushed, decking, falling object, iron, material handling, pallet, steel erection, struck by, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1409378.015 42 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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