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Accident: 202327532 - Two Employees Killed By Falling Load

Accident: 202327532 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30470887809/10/20011611Leware Construction Company
Shortly before 2:00 a.m. on September 10, 2001, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were assisting with the construction of a pedestrian overpass across the Florida Turnpike. A concrete beam was being positioned by two cranes, American Crane Model Numbers 9310 and 9299, in a tandem lift. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were in a Genie S-40 aerial lift assisting with the correct placement of the beam. While in the process of lowering the beam, the cable from the crane 9299 snapped, causing the beam to fall on Employee #1 and Employee #2, killing them.
Keywords: beam, bridge column, tandem lift, suspended load, construction, struck by, bridge, aerial lift, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304708878 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating
2 304708878 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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