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Accident: 200602373 - Employee Killed By Falling Gantry

Accident: 200602373 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 04/02/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30606189604/04/20031622S.F.W. Construction, Inc.
On April 4, 2003, work had been completed at a bridge construction site and the crew was rigging down the truck crane. With a hammer, the crane operator knocked out the pins that held up the back hitch. This caused the gantry to come down, crushing Employee #1. Employee #1 died of fractures.
Keywords: fracture, rigging, pin, truck crane, construction, gantry crane, trailer hitch, crushed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306061896 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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