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Accident: 170210892 - Carpenter Killed When Struck By Falling Steel Column

Accident: 170210892 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11479399508/17/19941541Genesys Group
On August 16, 1994, Employee #1, a carpenter, was installing plywood floor sheeting during the construction of a new house. Another contractor was using a crane to hoist a steel column from a stockpile. The 3/8 in. diameter choker broke and the 35 ft long, 450 lb steel column fell to the ground and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained multiple fractures and was killed. The employer was cited for: accident prevention program, Employee #1 not wearing a hard hat, defective rigging equipment, and employees not being clear of suspended load.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, work rules, suspended load, broken cable, construction, steel column, choker cable, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114793995 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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