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Accident: 201380995 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Piece Of Steel

Accident: 201380995 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 10/22/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31104964710/22/20071629Creamer-Sanzari A Joint Venture
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on October 22, 2007, Employee #1, a dock builder, was installing temporary sheet piling for the installation of a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall. The project called for used sheet piling to be installed. The sheet pile was held aloft by a crane and an International Construction Equipment, Inc., (ICE) vibratory driver/extractor. The sheet pile was approximately 52 feet long. A piece of steel plate, approximately 12 inches by 10 inches by 1 inch thick, and weighing approximately 34 pounds, had been previously welded to the steel sheet and remained attached by the weld and rust. Employee #1 was setting the sheet pile in line and the sheet was being vibrated into place. He was killed when the steel piece, which was approximately 48 feet high, detached and fell, striking his head. He was wearing proper head protection.
Keywords: steel plate, head, installing, piling, pile driver, construction, struck by, concussion, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311049647 Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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