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Accident: 200625705 - Employee Dies From Fall

Accident: 200625705 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 03/18/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31439435403/24/20101622Simpson Bridge Company Inc
On March 18th, 2010 Employee #1, of Simpson Bridge Company Inc., was working from the form work of a column for a bridge that was being constructed. Employee #1 was preparing to pour concrete into the form work and Employee #2, a crane operator, was lowering the concrete bucket to him so he could make the pour. Employee #1 was standing on top of the 8 ft. high form work with no fall protection on at the time. When Employee #2 boomed down with the concrete bucket, the boom brake did not hold and the boom kept coming down. Employee #1 fell from the column and landed on the concrete footing approximately 8 ft. below the top of the form work. The boom came to rest after the concrete bucket landed on the concrete footing for the column. Employee #1 was fatally injured.
Keywords: boom, equipment failure, concrete bucket, fall, fall protection, bridge, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314394354 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Pouring concrete for piers, and pylons
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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