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Accident: 202043931 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Plastic Culvert

Accident: 202043931 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 10/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30236761010/20/19991799Albany Ladder Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was in the process of assisting in the installation of a piece of plastic culvert approximately 21 feet long and 35 inches in diameter. The culvert was to be used as part of a demolition debris chute to be suspended between two scaffold towers. The chute had been raised into a vertical position near a fourth floor window of the building, when it came loose and fell approximately 28 feet, striking Employee #1 on his back. He received immediate medical attention since he was working at a hospital, but he died in the emergency room.
Keywords: demolition, back, laceration, pipe, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302367610 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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