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Inspection: 317173235 - Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty

Nr: 317173235Report ID: 0950411Open Date: 06/19/2013

Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, Llc
Sr 24 And Sr 202
Mesa, AZ 85212
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1622/Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 7424 S Atwood #101, Mesa, AZ 85212

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/2013
Close Case:11/08/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202561726Event: 06/19/2013One Worker Is Killed, One Is Injured By Falling Steel Beams
On June 19, 2013, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were performing exterior carpentry as part of a new road construction project. They were working under an elevated portion of the road. As the shoring system (falsework) under the elevated road was being removed, the suspension system (Dywidag rods and couplers or equivalent) providing support for steel I-beams and wood falsework collapsed and partially fell to the ground below, striking Employees #1 and #2. Emergency services were called. Employee #1 was pronounced dead on the scene, fatally crushed by falling steel beams. Employee #2 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a serious unspecified fracture.
Keywords: fracture, highway, steel beam, collapse, carpenter, construction, crushed, shoring, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317173235 Fatality Fracture Carpenters
2 317173235 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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