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Accident: 302920509 - Employee Killed When Steel Beam Fell And Struck Him

Accident: 302920509 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30292050903/27/20001521A.M. Construction, Incorporated
Employee #1 was working in the basement of a new residential house under construction. The temporary wooden supports had been prematurely removed and unsecured steel 'lolly' columns that had been installed did not support the beam laterally. With no lateral supports in place, the beam was balanced by the 'lolly' columns until it fell to one side and struck Employee#1. Employee #1 was fatally injured.
Keywords: steel beam, unsecured, column, construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302920509 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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