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Accident: 200532745 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Steel Column

Accident: 200532745 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31276835111/13/20081791S & L Construction
On November 12, 2008, Employee #1 and the coworkers were involved in the construction of steel columns at the ground level. Employee #1 and the coworkers guided and set 24-ft steel columns into four 0.75-in. rebar stakes, raising them 2 in. above the concrete ground. Employee #1 set a pair of washers and nuts on the rebar to secure the column. One coworker used a powered industrial vehicle with a strap to lower the steel column vertically, and another coworker used a scissors lift to remove the strap from the steel column, once it was set. When Employee #1 put a pair of washers and nuts on column, his coworker prematurely removed the strap from the steel column, before the column was properly braced. As a result of this action, the steel column lifted off the back side rebars, causing the front rebars to bend, and the others to sheer off. The steel column fell on Employee #1 and killed him.
Keywords: erection process, rebar, column, construction, steel column, stakes, fall, struck by, concussion, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312768351 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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