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Accident: 201271442 - Employee Killed When Rebar Structure Collapses

Accident: 201271442 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 04/11/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30471386004/11/20021622Hill Brothers Construction Co.
On April 11, 2002, Employee #1 and two coworkers completed tying 30-ft sections of number 11 rebar for a bridge column. The cylindrical rebar structure collapsed, crushing and killing Employee #1 when the portion of rebar he was on fell on a concrete anchor block used to attach guy lines to plumb the structure as the concrete sets. The coworkers sustained minor injuries.
Keywords: anchor, bridge column, rebar, collapse, blocks, crushed, bridge, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 33 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304713860 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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