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Accident: 200625937 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Into Cofferdam

Accident: 200625937 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 11/12/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31520209311/12/20101622Mountain States Contractors Llc
Employee #1 was working on a bridge when the hammer, used for driving pile, fell from the crane becket and damaged the guardrail system to which the employee was tied off to. As a result, the employee and part of the guardrail fell into the cofferdam, which was filled with approximately 20 feet of water. The employee died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, guardrail, struck against, drop hammer, fall, hand tool, crane, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315202093 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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