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Accident: 91315.015 - Employee Struck And Killed By Beam During Demolition

Accident: 91315.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 12/10/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1196759.01512/11/2016Environmental Remediation Services, Inc.
At 2:38 p.m. on December 10, 2016, an employee operating an excavator was struck and impaled by a piece of angle. The employee was operating a Komatsu Model PC4 50LC-8 / 6PB41E, Serial # T10835624 excavator. The excavator was applying pressu re to a column to bring the section of the building down. A 100 ft long, 6 in by 6 in by 5/8 in piece of angle fell, striking the operator in the chest inside t he cab of the excavator. The employee was killed from their injuries.
Keywords: beam, chest, excavator, impaled, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1196759.015 58 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause:

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