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Accident: 201043486 - Employee Killed When Struck In Head By Flying Concrete Slab

Accident: 201043486 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/26/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31163534611/26/20071542Taylor International Corporation
On November 26, 2007, Employee #1, a laborer, and his foreman were breaking up and removing a temporary concrete strip on the entry ramp leading to the bus and limo drop-off point at the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Phase II construction site. The foreman was operating a rough terrain forklift and was popping up the concrete strip with the vehicle's tines. Employee #1 retrieved a pry bar and was standing in front of the forklift when the concrete strip suddenly lifted and broke apart. One or two pieces flew up and struck Employee #1 on the right side of his head. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died the following evening.
Keywords: head, dismantling, construction, industrial truck, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 51 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311635346 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Other

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