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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14369433 - Employee Killed When Struck By Piece Of Falling Concrete

Accident: 14369433 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 02/23/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10242708502/25/19871795Holub Iron & Steel Co.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A TORCH TO CUT UP SCRAP METAL LOCATED BETWEEN CONCRETE TANK BASES AT A TANK STORAGE FARM UNDER DEMOLITION. THE 14 TON CAUSTIC TANKS AND SUPPORTING BEAMS HAD ALREADY BEEN REMOVED. A PIECE OF CRACKED AND ERODED TANK BASE, ABOUT 5 FEET HIGH, 11 FEET LONG AND 12 TO 15 INCHES WIDE, TOPPLED OVER AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1. HIS HEAD WAS CRUSHED AGAINST THE ADJACENT 6 FOOT TANK BASE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS WEARING A HARD HAT.
Keywords: head, demolition, construction, crushed, struck by, concrete block, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102427085 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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