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Accident: 200831220 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Bridge Bearing Plates

Accident: 200831220 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 05/06/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30761138405/06/20081622Skanska Koch Inc.
At 2:45 p.m. on May 6, 2008. Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing bridge bearing plates underneath the Triborough Bridge. Employee #1 was operating a rivet breaker when he fell 37 feet through a gap between an I-beam and a pier of the bridge. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he died at 5:45 p.m.
Keywords: beam, repair, pier, construction, fall, bridge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over 37 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307611384 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:37
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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