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Accident: 201362977 - Two Employees Drown After Bridge Form Collapses, Six Employe

Accident: 201362977 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/14/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30877639206/14/20071629Civil Tech, Inc.
Seven employees of Granite Archer Western were pouring concrete into a vertical bridge formwork in the Bay of St. Louis. They were stationed on a platform surrounding the formwork in the bridge column. A construction inspector of CiViL Tech, Incorporated was present overseeing the work. The vertical form catastrophically failed and the formwork and platform fell into the water. Employee # 1, the construction inspector, died from drowning. Employee #2 was found the next day, drowned underneath the work platform. Employees #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, and #8 were hospitalized.
Keywords: platform, bridge column, collapse, bridge, drown, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 85 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 308776392 Fatality Asphyxia FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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