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Accident: 201763315 - Employee Falls From Bridge Girder And Is Killed

Accident: 201763315 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/22/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31283194402/23/20091611Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc
On February 22, 2008, Employee #1 and his supervisor rode to the top of the bridge girder in an aerial lift to connect the last diaphragm to a beam. Employee #1 climbed from the bucket and secured the diaphragm. He remained on the on the girder to provide the crane operator directions to disconnect the spreader bar. Employee #1 fell and was killed.
Keywords: girder, fall, bridge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312831944 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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