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Accident: 200782571 - Employee Killed In Fall From Derrick Boom

Accident: 200782571 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 11/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30546365511/27/20021799C B & I, Water Div.
On November 26, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker, both with Chicago Bridge and Iron, Inc., were removing a derrick boom vertically from the top of a water tower tank. The boom was 86-ft-long, 30-in.-wide, and weighed between 8,000 and 9,000 lbs. One end of the boom was resting on the floor of the tank dome and the other end was resting on the edge of the water tank opening, protruding out above the water tank roof. Employee #1 and the coworker were on the derrick boom adjusting the choker, in preparation to rig the derrick boom, using a crane. Employee #1 fell off the derrick boom and was killed. The coworker also fell and was critically injured.
Keywords: derrick, rigging, water tower, boom, fall, water tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 150 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305463655 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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