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Accident: 65109.015 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured When Concrete Beam Falls

Accident: 65109.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/21/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
986179.01507/21/2014Structural Prestressed Industries Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on July 21, 2014, three employees were working for a manufacturer o f concrete products. They were anchored or tied off to a concrete beam. One empl oyee was installing a concrete joist. At the time of the accident he was workin g from an extension ladder. A joist that was being put into place collided with the joist to which he had his harness attached. That second joist broke upon imp act. The employee fell 5.8 meters (19 feet) to the ground. He sustained internal injuries from the impact, and he was killed. Two other employees were hospitali zed with unspecified injuries.
Keywords: anchor, concrete, construction, crane, fall, fall protection, falling object, joist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 986179.015 29 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls

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