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Accident: 657551 - Employee Struck By Falling Lally Column

Accident: 657551 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 01/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10046989901/29/19871795Hercules Building Wrecking Co.
AT 2:50 PM ON JANUARY 27, 1987, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE PLACING A WOODEN WEDGE UNDER A LALLY COLUMN WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER. EMPLOYEE #2 NOTICED THAT A PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED COLUMN HAD STARTED TO FALL. THE EMPLOYEES RAN IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS FROM THE FALLING COLUMN. THE COLUMN STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE LEFT SHOULDER, KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND AND FATALLY INJURING HIM.
Keywords: shoulder, unsecured, column, construction, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100469899 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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