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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14332274 Event: 05/14/1985Struck By Adjacent Column
EMPLOYEE #1 AND HIS SUPERVISOR EMPLOYEE #2 WERE ERECTING VERTICAL COLUMNS (STEEL). EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SITTING NEAR A FOOTING ON WHICH A STEEL COLUMN WOULD BE SET AND EMPLOYEE #2 WAS STANDING NEARBY. ALL EMPLOYEES FROM ANOTHER WORKSITE SLID DOWN THE ADJACENT COLUMN WHICH HAD JUST BEEN SET. THE COLUMN THEN FELL AND STRUCK BOTH EMPLOYEE #1 AND #2. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD HIS LEG SERVERED BELOW THE KNEE. EMPLOYEE #2 HAD INJURIES TO HIS HAND. THE COLUMN WAY APPARENTLY NOT FULLY BOLTED WITH FULLY THREADED NUTS ON THE ANCHOR BOLT.
Keywords: column, building, collapse, struck by, erection process, iron worker, construction, steel erection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2166841 Occupation Not Listed

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