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Accident: 170701270 - Employee Killed By Decking Panels Flying Off Overpass

Accident: 170701270 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12591066112/11/19971629Steve Rados Inc
Employee #1, a carpenter foreman, stopped to help two coworkers remove debris from a road next to a freeway overpass that was under construction. He was returning to his truck when a set of two 4 ft long by 16 ft wide deck panels that were nailed together blew off the surface of the overpass 40 ft above and struck Employee #1's head below his hard hat. He died later that same day from blunt force trauma.
Keywords: head, highway, decking panel, carpenter, construction, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125910661 Fatality Other Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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