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Accident: 639872 - One Employee Killed, Another Injured When Struck By Beam

Accident: 639872 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 08/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10086066708/13/19871791Rise Steel Erectors
Employees #1 and #2, iron workers, were sitting on an I-beam waiting to receive a load of I-beams to connect them. The number of beams on the crane's load line exceeded the permissible limits, causing the crane to tip over. The beams on the level line struck the beam that the employees were sitting on and cut the lower portion of Employee #1's body in two. He was killed. Employee #2 fell, sustained fractured ribs, and was hospitalized.
Keywords: beam, amputated, iron worker, work rules, overloaded, suspended load, construction, struck by, crane, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100860667 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported
2 100860667 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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