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Accident: 201072584 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Beams

Accident: 201072584 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081696205/29/20081795Whillock Contracting Inc
At approximately 12:20 p.m. on May 29, 2008, Employee #1, a part-time seasonal day-laborer, was performing sweep-up duties in an active demolition project. He and a coworker were working along the periphery of an excavator that was pulling down a segment of a tilt-up concrete wall. As the operator of the excavator brought down the wall, two steel vertical support I-beams, tied together by a horizontal brace, fell. The coworker alerted Employee #1 to run, but he ran in the wrong direction. He was struck by the collapsing I-beams and was killed.
Keywords: clearance, steel beam, wall, cleaning, construction, crushed, excavator, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 34 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310816962 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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