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Accident: 200926194 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Steel Joist

Accident: 200926194 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 03/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31643521303/26/20123441New Millennium Building Systems
At 9:30 a.m. on March 26, 2012, Employee #1 was unloading a trailer of steel building joists (each joist weighed 6,800 pounds and was approximately 35 to 40 feet long). The joists were secured to the trailer with three fiber tie-down straps. Employee #1 released the tie-down straps and one of the joists rolled off the trailer, striking Employee #1 across the upper legs and amputating both legs. Employee #1 bled to death. There were no witnesses to the accident. Fellow employees heard the noise and found Employee #1 pinned under the joist.
Keywords: amputated, joist, struck by, trailer, tie-off, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316435213 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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