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Accident: 202366522 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Strong Back

Accident: 202366522 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 12/12/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060870812/12/20061541Garco Construction
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on December 12, 2006, Employee #1, a journeyman carpenter for a construction company, was using a cutting torch to cut the gussets on a strong back (large beam) that was attached to a steel wall. Upon cutting the last gusset, the strong back detached and struck Employee #1. He was crushed and pinned between the strong back and the ground. Emergency services were contacted, and Employee #1 was pronounced dead.
Keywords: carpenter, pinned, construction, welding, crushed, struck by, bracing, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310608708 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Welding/Burning/Grindi
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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