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Accident: 53386.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Object

Accident: 53386.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 10/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943130.01510/09/2013Eee, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943133.01510/09/2013The Arthur Companies, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943121.01510/09/2013Hope Electric, Inc.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on October 7, 2013, Employee #1 was walking to his truck at the end of his shift. One of the chutes from a flow distributor fell 120 ft during its installation. The chute weighted approximately 275 pounds. As the chute fell, it struck the back of Employee #1s head and torso, causing crushing injuries that killed him.
Keywords: steel erection, struck by, grain elevator, material handling, falling object, suspended load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 120 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 943130.015 21 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 943133.015 21 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
3 943121.015 21 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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