Crane Accidents

Highway Project Worker is Killed

04/21/01

Chesterfield, Virginia 

Report Update (04/21/2001):  Why Did the Beam Fall Off Crane?

A 36-year-old construction worker was killed Tuesday at the Interstate 895 highway project in Chesterfield County when he was struck by a support beam that fell from a crane.

Isaias Martinez Hernandez of the 1000 block of McKenzie Street in Petersburg was standing in the bed of a pickup truck about 5:15 p.m. when he was hit by the falling 5-foot-long beam, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. Hernandez worked for Recchi American, Inc. This is a Fluor Daniel and Morrison Knudsen project.

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