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Accident: 14470694 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Falling Spreader Bar

Accident: 14470694 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 03/19/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
77572603/20/19863441High Steel Structures Inc.
Employee #1, a welder, was at a site where an overhead crane was using a spreader beam to lift a large piece of sheet steel. The wire hoist rope tore in the swage and the load fell. The spreader beam struck Employee #1 on the head. He later died of his injuries.
Keywords: head, wire rope, welder, broken cable, equipment failure, overhead crane, struck by, falling object, spreader bar, hoistline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 775726 Fatality Concussion Welders and cutters

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