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Accident: 201408523 - Bridge Project Foreman Is Killed When Bus Strikes Guardrail

Accident: 201408523 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 09/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31334098610/01/20121611Diponio Contracting Llc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on September 28, 2012, Employee #1, foreman for Diponio Contracting LLC, and coworkers began their work activities on a bridge rehabilitation project. Employee #1 was working alone, moving a 36-foot guardrail section onto the bridge. One end of the guardrail crossed over the concrete road barrier that separated the work area from active traffic. A passing bus struck the guardrail. The impact propelled the employee into the outrigger of a mobile crane set up on the bridge. Employee #1 struck his head on the outrigger. He was killed.
Keywords: bus, head, guardrail, installing, repair, construction, collision, struck by, bridge, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313340986 Fatality Other Surveyors and mapping scientists FallDist:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Other

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