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Accident: 14274229 - Employee Crushed To Death By Falling Steel Beams

Accident: 14274229 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 01/31/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10275053602/19/19911542Erik N. Sorenson Inc.
Employee #1 was standing on top of a load of structural steel on a flatbed trailer. When the employer tried to move an I-beam with a backhoe bucket, he dislodged two 4-ton beams, which fell and struck Employee #1, knocking him to the ground. Employee #1 was crushed to death.
Keywords: steel beam, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, fall, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102750536 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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