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Accident: 200357507 - Employee Falls, Is Crushed And Killed By Girder

Accident: 200357507 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31245556112/03/20081611Lee Construction Company Of The Carolinas
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31245559512/03/20081611Barnhill Contracting Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31245558712/03/20089621Ncdot, Div 3. Dist Engineers Office
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31245556112/03/20081611Lee Construction Company Of The Carolinas
Employee #1 was approximately 40 ft above ground level connecting concrete girders together when the one previously installed had a support failure of unknown origin. When the girder fell it took Employee #1 and his lifeline with it. Employee #1 was crushed to death when the 135-ton girder landed on top of him when it hit the ground. Employee #1 was killed. The Injury Line in the original report lists three other employees, one of which was hospitalize for unspecified fracture injuries. The other two were listed as not being injured. The original narrative made no mention of these three employees.
Keywords: girder, crushed, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312455561 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:60
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 312455595 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
3 312455587 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
4 312455561 Fatality Other Typists FallDist:
FallHt:60
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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