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Accident: 14496657 - Employee Killed When Crosswalk Collapses On Loader

Accident: 14496657 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/29/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238609107/31/19871795Matson, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238614107/30/19871771Lawrence Brothers, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238610907/30/19871542Herring Marathon Construction Group, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238611707/31/19871799Roberts-Mcnutt Contractors, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238612507/29/19871794Arkansas Excavating, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238613307/30/19871794Wessell Bros. Drilling Foundation Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was performing demolition work for a contractor on the lower level of a mall under reconstruction. To access the former stores, the overhead protection was removed from a Caterpillar 955l loader. Employee #1 backed into a 10 in. concrete post that supported a crosswalk. The walk collapsed on top of the loader, killing Employee #1. Access to the lower stores could have been accomplished by removing the chill water lines and/or the angle iron braces across the storefronts.
Keywords: earthmoving equip, catwalk, struck by, rops, loader, equipment operator, backing up, collapse, work rules, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102386091 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 102386141 Occupation Not Listed
3 102386109 Occupation Not Listed
4 102386117 Occupation Not Listed
5 102386125 Occupation Not Listed
6 102386133 Occupation Not Listed

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