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Accident: 134838.015 - Employee Is Killed When Bridge Collapses During Demolition

Accident: 134838.015 -- Report ID: 0420300 -- Event Date: 04/14/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1525535.01504/15/2021Pcl Civil Constructors, Inc.
At 5:45 p.m. on April 14, 2021, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a road an d bridge construction company, were working on the demolition of a three-span co ntinuous steel plate girder channel span superstructure. The employees had been cutting girders since 2:15 p.m. Employee #1 remained on top of span 145 to rig up acetylene torches. Span 145 collapsed, and Employee #1 fell. Employee #1, who sustained traumatic head and facial injuries, leg fractures, and other injur ies, was killed.
Keywords: acetylene torch, blunt force trauma, bridge, construction, cutting, demolition, dismantling, face, fall, fall protection, fracture, girder, head, leg, rigging, struck by, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Demolition   50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1525535.015 42 M Fatality FallDist:
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Cause: Demolition
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