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Accident: 14528111 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Steel Plates

Accident: 14528111 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 03/03/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10110372903/08/19881795Morlan Fiterman & Associates
At about 4:10 p.m. on March 3, 1988, Employee #1 was using a gas cutting torch and had cut two 2 ft by 4 ft by 5 1/2 in. steel plates from the side of a pressurizer. The two steel plates were in an upright position. Employee #1 started cutting another steel plate. At about 4:15 p.m., the two upright steel plates, weighing 3,688 lb, fell on Employee #1, who was standing on the ground. Employee #1 died from multiple internal injuries. The bottoms of the steel plates that fell were 4 ft above the ground and the tops of the steel plates were 8 ft above ground. The pressurizer was 39 ft long with a 10 1/2 ft diameter.
Keywords: steel plate, construction, torch, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101103729 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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