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Accident: 202080206 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pole

Accident: 202080206 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 06/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31349414806/16/20091629Carolina Land And Marine Construction, Inc.
On June 16, 2009, an employee and a coworker were working removing rocks from the water, on a barge, on Lake Norman. The coworker was operating an excavator that was supported by the floating barge. They were repositioning the barge by lifting a pole that was called a spud. As it was being removed, the spud was inadvertently lifted too high and came out of the well. Since the spud had been gripped near the bottom, it was top heavy and fell to the ground, striking the employee in the head. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: barge, excavator, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313494148 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Dredging
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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