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Accident: 201691078 - Two Employees Are Injured When Steel Cage Bridge Collapses

Accident: 201691078 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 10/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30127837010/20/20031622United Steel Placers, Inc.
On October 13, 2003, Employees #1 and #2 were placing deadman when the steel cage bridge column collapsed. Employee #1 suffered a punctured left lung and Employee #2 suffered compound fractures to the left arm. According to the investigation, the deadman location or guying was defective. Although there was no evidence of the deadman shifting from the collapse, it was shown that they were not placed on flat surfaces and that they were not positioned at 90 degrees from each other as the engineered drawing illustrated. Both employees were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries.
Keywords: bridge column, fracture, lung, collapse, deadman control, construction, fall, struck by, arm, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 8 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301278370 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Landing Materials (Hoi
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 301278370 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Landing Materials (Hoi
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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