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Accident: 131069.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Concrete Barrier

Accident: 131069.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1502364.01511/03/2020Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
At 12:00 noon on November 3, 2020, an employee was observing and inspecting the installation of highway concrete sound barriers. During the lifting operation to install one of the sound barrier panels, the panel struck another panel and cau sed it to tip. The employee attempted to prevent the panel from falling however the 2,000-pound panel was past the tipping point and fell on top of him, pinning him to the ground. A second panel weighing 4,000 pounds that was staged behind the first panel also fell on top of the employee. The employee suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis internal injuries and died.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete panel, crushed, falling object, inspecting, pelvis, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1502364.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Quality Assurance Inspector FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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