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Accident: 201763281 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed-By Falling Building Structur

Accident: 201763281 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 01/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31283155501/17/20091795Grant Mackay Company, Inc.
On January 16, 2009, Employee #1, of Grant Mackay Company, Incorporated, was performing demolition activities on a multistory building with an excavator. After a failed attempt to bring down a section of the structure, Employee #1 pulled out a leg from the structure with his excavator. This caused a large portion on top of the structure to come apart and fall directly on the cab of Employee #1, killing him due to severe head injuries.
Keywords: excavation, demolition, crushed, excavator, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 9 94 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312831555 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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