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Accident: 200380921 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Piling

Accident: 200380921 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 04/27/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31187339204/28/20091622Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
On April 26, 2009, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working on the excavation of pilings from an old bridge in preparation for the installation of a new bridge. A crane with a sling that attached to the piling was being used to lift and drop it to the ground. As the piling was removed, the sling failed and the piling fell, striking and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: beam, excavation, piling, struck by, bridge, sling, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311873392 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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