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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 137355.015 Event: 12/16/2020Apprentice Is Killed When Crushed During Steel Erection
At 6:33 a.m. on December 16, 2020, Employee #1, an iron worker apprentice employ ed by a steel erection company, and a jobsite coworker who was operating a crane , were engaged in steel erection during construction of a new two-story commerci al building. Employee #1 was preparing to connect one end of a rod - which woul d act as a diagonal brace - to the bottom corner of the two-story metal frame. The rod was suspended from the crane's cable. The crane operator inadvertently came into contact with the crane controls, and the cable and attached rod were j erked upward. Employee #1 was pinned between the rod and the metal frame/column he was leaning against. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic crushing i njuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, boom support cable, brace, caught between, construction, crane, crushed, equipment operator, installing, iron worker, metal pole, pinned, steel column, steel connecting, steel erection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1506805.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker

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