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Accident: 118341.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Three Are Injured When Rebar Columns

Accident: 118341.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1418460.01507/25/2019Commercial Metals Company
At 8:45 a.m. on July 25, 2019, Employees #1 through #4, employed by a steel fabr ication company, were engaged in steel erection for a new two-story commercial b uilding, a multiemployer construction project. Each employee was positioned on a reinforcing steel (rebar) column, approximately 35 feet high, along the bounda ry shear wall. They were preparing the columns to receive concrete. One column began to fall, and then the other three columns fell, causing all four employee s to fall. Emergency services were called, and the four employees were transpor ted to the hospital. Employee #1, whose skull had fractured when he was crushed between the falling columns, died at the hospital. Employees #2, #3, and #4 we re treated and released.
Keywords: caught between, column, construction, crushed, erection process, falling object, fracture, head, rebar, skull, steel column, steel erection, struck by, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1418460.015 33 M Fatality Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Worker FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel

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