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Accident: 54266.015 - Employee Is Struck In The Head By Falling Power Line Pole An

Accident: 54266.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 11/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
946811.01511/05/2013Oster Brothers Construction, Llc
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 4, 2013, Employee #1 was guiding a suspen ded power line pole. The power line pole flipped over, became detached from the boom lift and struck Employee #1 in his head. Employee #1 suffered blunt force t rauma to his head and was killed. He was not wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: falling object, head, material handling, struck by, suspended load, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Demolition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 946811.015 24 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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