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Accident: 133257.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Crushed By Steel Beam

Accident: 133257.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 02/11/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1514604.01502/11/2021Steel Fabricators, L.L.C.
At 11:40 a.m. on February 11, 2021, an employee was walking to his welding work station adjacent to a stack table. Three steal beams measuring 6-inches by 18-in ches by 42-feet and weighing 1,700 pounds sat atop the stack table. A coworker h ad successfully moved one of the beams to his welding table and was rigging a se cond beam, raising it slightly to ensure it was balanced. As the second beam was raised it swayed and hit a third beam which tumbled off the table and struck an d landed on the employee, killing him.
Keywords: beam, carbon steel, contusion, crane, crushed, falling object, fracture, hoist, laceration, lost control, material handling, rigging, steel, steel beam, struck by, unstable load, welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1514604.015 58 M Fatality

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