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Accident: 743468 - One Employee Killed, Three Injured In Fall From Girder

Accident: 743468 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 06/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10383569006/05/19901622Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 5, 1990, Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4, working in pairs, were unhooking the load line of a crane from a girder, which had been set on piers 20 and 21. The 48-ton girder was 92 ft long and 40 to 50 ft high. Employees #1 through #4 had just finished unhooking the load line when the girder started to tilt and fall. All four employees fell to the ground. Employee #1 was crushed by the girder and killed. Employee #2 suffered a broken back and was hospitalized. Employees #3 and #4 received multiple internal injuries that left them paralyzed.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, girder, work rules, construction, crushed, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103835690 Fatality Amputation Carpenters
2 103835690 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
3 103835690 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
4 103835690 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenter apprentices

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