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Accident: 200623601 - Employee Is Killed When Beam Falls

Accident: 200623601 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 12/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30963396412/07/20051622Dement Construction Company Llc
On December 7, 2005, Employee #1 was a flagman, standing on a pad near a crane that was operating at a bridge deck replacement project over the Wolf River. Two cranes were lowering a concrete beam when the load shifted and toppled one of the cranes. One end of the beam fell into the river. The other end fell on the river bank and the pad Employee #1 was standing on. He was killed when he was thrown into the beam.
Keywords: crane outrigger, work rules, load shift, struck against, suspended load, flagman, crane lifting beam, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309633964 Fatality Other Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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