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Accident: 202087474 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Hatch

Accident: 202087474 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/27/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30944215004/27/20061791Irondale Industrial Contractors, Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on April 27, 2006, Employee #1 and three coworkers were working next to a suspended hopper panel that was rigged at the bottom to a 70-ton crane, Link Belt, HTC-8675, and shackled at the top to a lift truck, Lull, 844C-42, J9100. When Employee #1 removed the shackle, the lift truck shifted and struck him. Off balance, Employee #1 fell through the 4-ft by 12.5-ft hatch opening and struck his head on the opening. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, hatch, struck against, shackle, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, mech mat handling, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 6 13 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309442150 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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