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Accident: 200203081 - Falling Steel Column Kills Worker

Accident: 200203081 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 01/28/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31095804601/29/20081791Superior Rigging & Erecting Co.
At approximately 8:00 a.m., On January 29, 2008, Employee #1, a 47-year-old male with Superior Rigging & Erecting Company, was struck and killed by a steel column. The steel column weighing approximately 7,800 pounds was choked and lifted using two nylon web slings. Each web sling was rated for a 5,000-pound load however when the column was lifted both slings snapped causing the column to fall, striking and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: steel beam, crane lifting beam, crushed, steel connector, steel erection, struck by, sling, falling object, steel connecting, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310958046 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Lifting operations

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