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Accident: 200122398 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Steel Beam

Accident: 200122398 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 05/06/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30527793105/06/20031791Danny'S Construction Company, Inc.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on May 6, 2003, Employee #1, an ironworker, and a coworker were rigging steel beams to be picked and flown to the sixteenth and seventeenth floors of a construction project. They were rigging two steel beams using a multi-lift/Christmas tree method. Each beam was 28 feet long and weighed 600 pounds. Employee #1 was struck and killed by the bottom beam in the rigging when the beam disengaged from the choker.
Keywords: rigging, steel beam, iron worker, steel erection, struck by, choker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 18 240 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305277931 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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