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Accident: 14386791 - Employee Crushed, Asphyxiated, And Killed By Steel I-Beam

Accident: 14386791 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 04/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10320777505/01/19901795Florida Crushed Stone
At approximately 1:40 p.m. on April 27, 1990, Employee #1 was working at a dock storage area dismantling steel beams on an electrical buss cans. He used a cutting torch to remove the braces from the I-beam but positioned himself under the beam without securing the beam from falling on him. When the final cut was completed, the beam fell, pinning him and crushing his rib cage into his knees. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: steel beam, asphyxiated, dismantling, unsecured, pinned, work rules, construction, crushed, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103207775 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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