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Accident: 131555.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed When Rolling Gate Falls

Accident: 131555.015 -- Report ID: 0936200 -- Event Date: 12/07/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1505381.01512/07/2020Raymond - San Diego, Inc.
At 5:20 a.m. on December 7, 2020, Employee #1 and three coworkers, employed by a company subcontracted to do painting for a new casino, were tasked with priming and painting the electronic gate at the loading dock. Each leaf of the gate me asured approximately 24 feet by 9 feet and weighed approximately 3,000 pounds. However, the gate was not complete, and it was missing the safety controls, incl uding the motor (Heavy Duty SL-175 DC Slide Gate Operator) and chain that would prevent it from being pulled past the wheel guide end point. The employer did n ot conduct an inspection of the loading dock gate prior to the gate being pulled out for painting and priming. In preparation for painting, the four employees p ulled out the gate. When the gate overextended past the wheel guide end point, it began to wobble. The employees lost control of the gate, which fell, strikin g and crushing Employee #1.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, crushed, falling object, hazard communication, inspecting, loading dock, lost control, material handling, overturn, paint, painter, struck by, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1505381.015 41 M Fatality Plasterers FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior painting
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