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Accident: 200602381 - Employee Killed In Fall From Steel Tank Being Demolished

Accident: 200602381 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 04/14/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30606212604/14/20031795Alpha Technical Services Corporation
Employee #1 and coworkers were demolishing a large steel diesel tank by cutting it into sections and lifting the sections to the ground with a crane. Employee #1, the crane's spotter, took a personnel lift to the top of the tank, left the bucket on top of the tank, and went to the landing to flag the crane. While he was there, the steel tank top under the bucket was cut into a section. When he returned to the personnel lift, he stepped onto the cut section, fell 40 feet, and was killed.
Keywords: demolition, fall, tank, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306062126 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from roof

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