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Accident: 300689379 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Material

Accident: 300689379 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 08/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30068937908/21/19971795Keibler Thompson Corporation
On August 20, 1997, Employee #1 was operating a track machine to remove the brick fascia from around a steel beam column. Iron slag had accumulated on the vertical steel I-Beam. The track machine vibrated the slag loose causing it to fall 20 ft onto Employee#1's head. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, steel beam, demolition, column, construction, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300689379 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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