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Accident: 122835.015 - Employee Helping To Cut Railcar Is Crushed By Falling Metal

Accident: 122835.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 12/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1453254.01512/28/2019Korver Demolition, Llc
At 10:40 p.m. on December 27, 2019, Employee #1 and his employer, who owned a demolition company, were demolishing a railcar. They were working at a height of 15 feet. The employer was cutting the railcar with a torch. Employee #1 was serving as fire watch. The torch tip broke with one small piece left to cut. Employee #1 jumped over the railing and onto the piece of metal, which broke. Employee #1 fell, and the metal fell on top of him. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: rail, cutting, construction, falling object, fracture, equipment failure, fall, demolition, torch, railroad car, crushing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Demolition   15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1453254.015 32 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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