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Accident: 200624526 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Pile Driver Hammer

Accident: 200624526 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 10/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31155349910/02/20071622Highways Inc
On October 2, 2007, Employee #1 and other employees were using a crane and pile driver to drive steel piles into the ground. Employee #1 had climbed up the leads to line up the pile under the pile driver hammer. The employees heard a loud noise and the hammer dropped, striking Employee #1 as it fell to the ground. He died from injuries sustained to his upper body and head.
Keywords: head, pile leads, installing, piling, pile driver, construction, struck by, 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 311553499 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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