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Accident: 170017511 - Employee Struck And Killed By Steel Column

Accident: 170017511 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 11/25/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10995114511/25/19971791Empire Crane Service
Employee #1, age 19, was working as a crane operator's assistant. The crane operator and the erectors had just finished putting up eight 12 in. by 12 in. by 37 ft 6 in. long columns and were connecting the first crossbeam. None of the columns was guyed or supported, but they were being held in place by four wedge anchor bolts. One of the 4,500 lb columns fell and struck Employee #1. He was killed instantly.
Keywords: steel column, steel erection, struck by, crane operator, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109951145 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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