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Accident: 200630101 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Bridge Collapse

Accident: 200630101 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 12/03/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11621930412/03/19971622Battle Ridge Companies
Employees #1 through #3 were demolishing a bridge, section by section. After some of the supporting members were removed, the remaining members became overloaded and overstressed. The bridge collapsed, killing Employee #1. Employees #2 and #3 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: bridge column, demolition, dismantling, collapse, unsecured, work rules, overloaded, construction, bridge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116219304 Fatality Concussion Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 116219304 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
3 116219304 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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