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Accident: 118857.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Panel

Accident: 118857.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 08/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1422426.01508/09/2019Cold Storage Construction Services, Inc
At 9:05 a.m. on August 8, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a two-story cold storage facility. He was directing the installation of cold storage panels to a wall, which involved raising the panels 16 feet with a 55-ton Terex Crane. The panels, each weighing approximately 490 pounds and measuring approximately 49 feet long, 42 inches wide, and 3 inches thick, were attached to the crane by a bail. However, the bail was not properly screwed into one panel, and as that panel was lifted, it came loose and fell. The falling panel struck Employee #1's head. The employee, who was not wearing a hard hat, was killed.
Keywords: panel, struck by, unsecured, wall, aerial lift, construction, fracture, installing, head, hard hat, falling object, crane, brain, unsecured panel, skull, ppe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   2 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1422426.015 58 M Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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