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Accident: 73850.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By A Large Concrete Beam Whil

Accident: 73850.015 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 02/13/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1040914.01502/14/2015Bexar Concrete Works I Limited
At 6:15 p.m. on February 13, 2015, an employee was working with a co-worker who was operating a crane. The employee had connected the sling hook to the lifting loop of an 89.5 foot concrete beam and the beam was lifted by two cranes. Afte r it was raised in the air, the co-worker drove towards the finishing area and t he employee walked in conjunction with the beam during its movement. The employ ee then secured the concrete beam and was removing the hooks when one of the cra ne operators began driving back to the production line and caught the lifting lo op with a sling hook, moving the beam approximately 1.5 feet towards the adjacen t bean and struck the employee. Injuries consisted of blunt force injuries, ba silar skull fractures, subarachnoid hemorrhage, a laceration of brainstem, cerv ical and thoracic spine fractures, abrasions, and lacerations to the face.
Keywords: brain, concrete beam, crane, fracture, laceration, skull, spine, struck by, suspended load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1040914.015 58 M Fatality Spotter

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