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Accident: 200331981 - Employee Injured In Fall From Bridge During Dismantling

Accident: 200331981 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 11/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31153653611/21/20071542Industrial Builders, Inc.
On November 20, 2007, Employee #1 was part of a crew dismantling an old bridge. They had attached slings to a bridge beam and were cutting the bridge beam loose. The slings were not centered on the beam and when the beam was cut through and released, it swung inward toward Employee #1. He moved to get out of the way and fell approximately 25 ft to the ground, landing alongside the concrete bridge pier. Employee #1 sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized. He was wearing fall protection equipment, but was not tied off.
Keywords: beam, dismantling, hoisting mechanism, work rules, construction, fall, bridge, sling, elevated work plat, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311536536 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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