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Accident: 201561420 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Beam

Accident: 201561420 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/30/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30916432509/30/20051791Steel Deck Erectors Inc
On September 30, 2005, Employee #1 and coworkers, steel workers, were tying steel I-beams into place. They were working on the first beam of a five beam lift which had been hoisted as one Christmas tree lift. While inserting the bolts on the first beam the remaining beams suddenly dropped an estimated 6 to 8 ft before being stopped by the boom operator. The beam above Employee #1 dropped far enough to strike him. Employee #1 slumped over and immediately began to bleed from his mouth and nose. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: overhead power line, crane boom, electrocuted, struck against, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309164325 Fatality Concussion Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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