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Accident: 955989 - Employee Killed When He Is Struck In Chest With Wire Rope

Accident: 955989 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 08/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30453972908/10/20013272Atlantic Metrocast, Inc.
On August 10, 2001, an employee was preparing a prestressed concrete form prior to pouring. A coupling device was installed to attach an additional wire rope to the existing rope to achieve the proper length for the form (mold). While under tension, the coupling device failed. The loose wire rope struck the employee in the chest and died from his injury.
Keywords: chest, concrete form work, pouring, wire rope, struck by, concrete, mold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304539729 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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