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Accident: 200710820 - Employee Killed When Impaled On Rebar

Accident: 200710820 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 09/20/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30265697009/23/19991522Coppell Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was under a work platform when the clamp holding the scaffold cable came loose. The scaffold platform fell, landing on top of him. The weight of the platform resulted in his becoming impaled on some protruding rebar. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: impaled, unsecured, work rules, construction, equipment failure, struck by, scaffold rigging, elevated work plat, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302656970 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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