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Accident: 202079828 - Employee Is Injured When Steel Beams Fall From Rigging

Accident: 202079828 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 11/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31295788911/11/20081771United Forming, Inc.
On November 11, 2008, Employee #1 was hoisting steel beams to the fiftieth floor of a building when the load shifted and eight of the beams fell 600 feet to the ground.
Keywords: steel beam, hoisting mechanism, building, load shift, construction, mech mat handling, falling object, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 51 600
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312957889 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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