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Accident: 200800159 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Derrick Boom

Accident: 200800159 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 08/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30056891208/20/19991791Pitt-Des Moines
Employee #1 and coworkers were removing a derrick boom section inside a water tower under construction. The boom shifted position, slid down a domed area, and struck Employee #1. He sustained severe fractures and other injuries, for which he was hospitalized. There had been a meeting to discuss the removal process before the crew began work, but the boom was not in the position described during the meeting.
Keywords: derrick, fracture, water tower, dismantling, boom, unsecured, work rules, construction, mech mat handling, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300568912 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Other

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