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Accident: 129091.015 - Two Employees Fall And Are Killed When Structure Collapses

Accident: 129091.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 08/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1490675.01508/29/2020Eastern Constructors Incorporated
At 2:10 p.m. on August 30, 2020, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were performing str uctural steel operations on a new building. The employees used aerial lifts to g ain access to the fifth floor to being connecting a structural steel beam to the fifth floor roof. The crane began to hoist the steel beam into position when th e structure collapsed. The falling materials struck the aerial lifts containing Employees #1 and #2, causing them to fall approximately fifty-four feet. Both em ployees were killed by blunt force trauma to their entire bodies.
Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force trauma, building collapse, connector, fall, falling object, steel, steel beam, steel connecting, steel erection, struck by, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1490675.015 32 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist: 54
FallHt:54
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause:
2 1490675.015 33 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist: 54
FallHt:54
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause:

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