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Accident: 200625382 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Struck By Bulkhead

Accident: 200625382 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 07/06/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31345230207/06/20091629Bowen Engineering Corporation
On July 6, 2009, Employee #1 and #2 were to install additional wood bracing to the sides of construction wall bulkhead. They used an aerial lift to hoist themselves to the top of the concrete wall, cross over and access a scissor lift already inside the structure. Once they lowered themselves to the ground, Employee #2 exited the lift to get some wood for the bracing to be installed. While Employee #2 was out of the lift, the M15 bulkhead on the west side burst, striking both employees. Since Employee #1's lanyard was still attached to the scissor lift, he was unable to escape the path of the wood bulkhead and concrete, and was killed. Employee #2, who exited the lift to get some lumber, was struck by the large flow of concrete. He was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: wall, collapse, struck by, bracing, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313452302 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 313452302 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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