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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201931045 - Employee Hit By, And Suffocated, Under Overhead Load

Accident: 201931045 -- Report ID: 0419000 -- Event Date: 02/05/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1745662502/06/19991541Clearwater Environmental, Inc.
Employee #1 was disassembling a crane boom. When he removed the boom pins, he became trapped beneath the boom and suffocated under its weight.
Keywords: suffocated, crane boom, overhead crane, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 17456625 Fatality Asphyxia Heavy equipment mechanics FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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