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Accident: 924803 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Steel Pile

Accident: 924803 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11650922510/23/19951629Den-Mar Marine Contractor
Employee #1 was working on a barge. A steel pile was being set upright into the water and was being held upright by a chain connecting it to the barge. A large boat passed by the barge, creating wake. The barge moved and the steel pile fell, pivoting on the chain and striking Employee #1 on the back of the head. He was killed.
Keywords: barge, head, piling, work rules, construction, steel column, struck by, falling object, unstable position, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116509225 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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