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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200331981 Event: 11/20/2007Employee Injured In Fall From Bridge During Dismantling
On November 20, 2007, Employee #1 was part of a crew dismantling an old bridge. They had attached slings to a bridge beam and were cutting the bridge beam loose. The slings were not centered on the beam and when the beam was cut through and released, it swung inward toward Employee #1. He moved to get out of the way and fell approximately 25 ft to the ground, landing alongside the concrete bridge pier. Employee #1 sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized. He was wearing fall protection equipment, but was not tied off.
Keywords: beam, dismantling, hoisting mechanism, work rules, construction, fall, bridge, sling, elevated work plat, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311536536 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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