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Accident: 25835.015 - Employee Cutting I-Beam Is Struck And Killed By Collapsing A

Accident: 25835.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/14/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
589438.01508/15/2012Baker Refrigeration Systems, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on August 14, 2012, an employee was working for a construction firm . He was emplacing reinforcing steel in a building some 4.6 meters (15 feet) tal l. He was using a torch to cut an I-beam in a building structure. The structure s roof awning collapsed when the I-beam was cut. It struck the employee. He sust ained massive head and neck injuries. He was killed.
Keywords: beam, collapse, construction, cutting and burning, falling object, head, neck, struck by, structural collapse, torch, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Alteration or rehabilitation   15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 589438.015 64 M Fatality Supervisors, production occupations FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel

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