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Accident: 200921963 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Concrete Block

Accident: 200921963 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 02/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30869175702/18/20051541Bayshore Concrete Products Corp.
On February 18, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker were guiding a 3-ft by 3-ft by 6-ft concrete block into place, weighing 8,l00 pounds, suspended by a 0.375 inch chain sling, from the forks of a Caterpillar Forklift, model DT-70. The forklift was being utilized to set the concrete block in place on top of the first course of block, at an approximate elevation of 3 feet. The chain sling broke, causing the concrete block to fall, crushing and killing Employee #1. The chain sling had a rated capacity of 6,600 lbs.
Keywords: blocks, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, sling, falling object, broken chain, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308691757 Fatality Fracture Production helpers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Lifting operations

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