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Accident: 200353589 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Concrete Slab

Accident: 200353589 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/19/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30721183912/19/20031611Sci Corporation
Employee #1 was removing a 6-foot 3.5-inch by 12-foot 8-inch slab of concrete that was 8 inches thick from the surface of a bridge over U.S. Highway 1. A subcontractor's employee was cutting the bridge decking into sections with a Targot Pro 65 III Diesel Saw. Two other employees on the bridge deck carried an 8-foot double channel support steel beam to the area above two pre-drilled holes in the bridge decking. Two 24-inch bolts were inserted into the double channel support beam and were dropped through the holes where an 8-inch by 8-inch washer and a nut were placed on each bolt. Employee #1 was under the concrete slab attaching the nuts and washers to the bolts when the concrete slab collapsed and crushed his torso. He was killed.
Keywords: concrete slab, demolition, collapse, torso, crushed, struck by, bridge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 11 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307211839 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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