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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1487387.015 - Fulgent Contracting Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Wilmington

Nr: 1487387.015Report ID: 0317300Open Date: 08/07/2020

Fulgent Contracting Corporation
Beebe Surgical Centernull
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: P.O. Box 40null, Stevensville, MD 21666

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/07/2020
Close Case:01/19/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1487412 Yes  
 Inspection1487413 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128467.015Event: 08/06/2020Employee Is Struck By Falling Crane Jib And Is Killed
At 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, a crew employed by a structural steel construction company, were working at a multi-employer construc tion project, a four-story commercial building. Employee #1 was directing the c rew while they set up a jib crane. A storm with lightning was approaching, so t hree blasts on an alert horn alerted the employees to shut everything down, get off the building, and take cover. Employee #1 approached the crane operator to alert him. An oiler was working at the top of the crane boom to set up the jib. Someone yelled up to the oiler to tell him not to pull the pin. Apparently th e oiler misheard and thought he was being instructed to pull the pin, which he p roceeded to do. The jib, weighing 6,600 pounds, fell and struck Employee #1. E mployee #1 was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, crane, crane operator, falling object, jib crane, lightning, storm, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487387.015 Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c.

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