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Accident: 124127.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Falling Ballast Weight

Accident: 124127.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 12/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1463950.01512/28/2019United Staging & Rigging, Llc
On December 28, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a rigging company, was directing the installation of a steel-clad concrete ballast weight as part of a multiemplo yer construction project. The ballast weight, which weighed more than 3,100 pou nds, was being lifted on the forks of a telehandler when it came off the forks a nd fell onto Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic crushing injuries to his torso and was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, ballast--lighting, blunt force, blunt force trauma, boom, boom truck, construction, crushing, falling object, forklift, installing, rigging, torso, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1463950.015 34 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause:

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