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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200150506 Event: 11/15/2001Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Concrete Slab
On November 15, 2001, Employee #1 was walking within the swing radius of crawler crane. The crane had lifted a cement floor slab and begun swing the boom around to drop the slap on the pile. As he swung the boom towards the pile, the operator of the crane prematurely released the slab. The slab fell and tipped over, pinning Employee #1 to the ground. The weight of the slab prevented him from breathing. He died of asphyxia.
Keywords: concrete slab, asphyxiated, boom, crawler crane, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304677248 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers

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