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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133881.015 Event: 02/24/2021Employee Is Killed When Steel Structure Collapses And Employ
At 4:05 p.m. on February 24, 2021, an employee worked to connect a steel beam to adjacent columns. After connecting the beam, the employee disconnected the cran e rigging and began to walk over to the basket of an articulating lift when the structure collapsed. The employee, who was still connected to the structure with fall protection equipment, fell approximately thirty feet with the steel beam a nd column. The employee received severe head injuries that included a skull frac ture and intracranial bleeding along with an arm fracture and was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, anchor, arm, basket, crane, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, rigging, skull, steel beam, steel column, steel erection, structural collapse, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1516682.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker

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