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Accident: 118510.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Wall Panel

Accident: 118510.015 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 07/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419875.01507/30/2019Extreme Construction Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on July 30, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a construc tion company, were installing wall panels for a new four-story multifamily resid ential structure. Employee #1 was directing a coworker who was operating a cran e. The crane held a suspended wall panel that other coworkers were maneuvering into place. The suspended panel hit an already-installed wall panel. The insta lled panel was dislodged. It fell, striking and crushing Employee #1. Employee #1, who sustained blunt force trauma to the torso, was killed.
Keywords: crane, crushed, falling object, material handling, panel, residential construction, struck by, suspended load, torso, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1419875.015 67 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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