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Accident: 26795.015 - Employee Falls Off Overpass And Is Killed

Accident: 26795.015 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 08/29/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
605098.01508/30/2012Liddell Brothers, Inc.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on August 29, 2012, Employee #1 was removing cones and signs from a highway overpass. He had completely removed signs and cones on southbound lanes and was working on the northbound lane, where the lanes split apart. Employee #1 attempted to retrieve some equipment left on the southbound lanes, but was not aware of the lack of support material between the lanes and falling through and off the overpass. He struck the ground below and sustained multiple unspecified injuries that killed him.
Keywords: fall, highway
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 605098.015 46 M Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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