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Accident: 121802.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Galvanized Steel Ring

Accident: 121802.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1445528.01511/15/2019Midwest Tank Llc
At 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, a forklift opera tor, were working on a commercial construction project. Employee #1 was removin g bolts from a bin jack attached to a 6,300 lbs., (center ring for the roof of a digester tank). The coworker lowered the center ring section of a large diges ter tank to a Jib of a fully extended, JCB 512 rough terrain, forklift and Emplo yee #1 then placed himself under the galvanized center ring of the 6,300 lbs. ri ng. As Employee #1 pried on the bin jack to remove a bolt, the bolt finally bec ame free and the rough terrain forklift center and outer ring then fell on and c rushed Employee #1 on the concrete floor below. The coworker then worked to try to move the boom and the ring off of Employee #1; however, after being crushed b y the weight of the steel ring, Employee #1 then sustained fatal injuries to the chest and head and was killed.
Keywords: bolt, bolting, boom, caught between, chest, chest pain, collapse, concrete, construction, construction vehicle, contact, crushed, dismantling, fall, forklift, head, operator, ring, steel, tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1445528.015 32 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel

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