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Accident: 170368674 - Employee Struck By Beam And Dies

Accident: 170368674 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30906421012/03/20051542Wabash Valley Bible Baptist Church
On November 25, 2005, Employee #1 was working with a crew burning and cutting anchor holes through an I-beam that had been placed on concrete columns, securing the beam to the columns. The crew used a hydraulic jack that was set up on 2-ft by 4-ft lumber and was propped up on one of the concrete columns. The beam fell over prior to the cutting operation, and struck the employee in the chest. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: beam, chest, hydraulic jack, concrete beam, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309064210 Fatality Other Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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