Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14354245 - Employee Crushed To Death; Concrete Pile Stacks Fell On Him

Accident: 14354245 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 06/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10035429906/18/19863272Gary Concrete Products, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 4:30 PM ON JUNE 17, 1986 EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HOOKING UP A 14 BY 14 BY 55 FEET CONCRETE PILE THAT WAS TO BE LOADED ONTO A TRUCK USING A MODEL 500A1 (27 1/2 TON) DROTT TRAVEL LIFT CRANE (SERIAL #2219). BEFORE LOADING COULD BEGIN SEVERAL PILES THAT THE EMPLOYEE HAD STACKED TO ACCUMULATE THE PILING HE NEEDED FOR THE SHIPMENT FELL OVER ONTO HIM. HE WAS PINNED BETWEEN SEVERAL CONCRETE PILES FROM THE WAIST DOWN. EACH PILE WEIGHED APPROXIMATELY 3 TONS. THE CRANE COULD NOT BE USED TO REMOVE THE PILES FROM FROM ATOP THE EMPLOYEE BECAUSE THE CRANE HOOKS WERE BURIED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILES. REMOVAL OF THESE PILES WAS FURTHER DELAYED BY THEIR POSITION. THE "EYES" FOR THE CRANE HOOKS WERE NOT ACCESSIBLE, EMPLOYEE #1 DIED BEFORE BEING REMOVED 1 1/2 HOURS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: concrete slab, pinned, crushed, concrete, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100354299 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close