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Accident: 763714 - Employee Killed, Two Hurt When Loaded Work Platform Falls

Accident: 763714 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 07/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10788818207/03/19902451Norris Homes Plant #926
Five employees were modifying a work platform that was supported by 6 inch I-beams, which were to be supported by 4 inch by 4 inch wood timbers. An employee took a torch and cut through an I-beam that was supporting a 4,000 lb load of wafer board that was stacked on top of the platform. At this location no support was under the I-beam to prevent it from allowing the load and work platform to fall onto the employees. Employee #1 was killed and Employees #2 and #3 were hospitalized with broken bones.
Keywords: beam, fracture, unsecured, work rules, struck by, falling object, work platform, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107888182 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Assemblers
2 107888182 Hospitalized injury Other Assemblers
3 107888182 Hospitalized injury Other Assemblers

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