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Accident: 200741510 - Employee Is Killed In Collapse Of Foundation Column

Accident: 200741510 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 12/03/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30579215212/04/20031771Porter Excavating Company
Employees were stripping RapidForm panels from a residential foundation that had been poured the previous day. An employee were leaning the panels against the foundation wall. This included one free-standing column that was 3 feet by 8 feet by 10 inches. The column was unable to support the lateral load and collapsed. It struck Employee #1 who was removing a form panel from the back-side of the column. He died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: head, overloaded, column, construction, struck by, falling object, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305792152 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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