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Accident: 200270569 - Employee Killed By Derrick When Truck Overturns

Accident: 200270569 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 02/15/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021957302/16/19991731Laesch Electric, Inc.
Employee #1 was helping remove the concrete base of a traffic light electrical control box. The base was being hoisted by a truck-mounted derrick and Employee #1 was steadying the load to keep the wire rope from twisting. During the lifting process, the truck overturned and Employee #1 suffered a ruptured aorta when he was struck by the derrick. He was administered first aid at the site and then transferred by ambulance to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m.
Keywords: truck crane, construction, hoist, truck, mech mat handling, struck by, artery, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300219573 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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