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Accident: 201487030 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Boom

Accident: 201487030 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/09/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112220609/09/20041522Ridgeline Construction Inc.
At about 3:00 p.m. on September 9, 2004, Employee #1, a carpenter, was helping align a framed wall onto anchor bolts. The framed wall was being lifted by an all terrain forklift equipped with an extension boom attachment. After lining up the framed wall onto the anchor bolts, the boom of the forklift was used to push the wall down onto the anchor bolts. While pushing down, the boom extension detached from the forklift and fell on Employee #1. He was struck in his head and was killed. The pin, which secures the boom extension to the forklift, was not in place at the time of the accident. The forklift driver forgot to put the pin in place.
Keywords: anchor, head, wall, boom, carpenter, construction, industrial truck, bolt, fall, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301122206 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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