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Accident: 132686.015 - Employee In Crane Basket Is Pinned Against Pole And Killed

Accident: 132686.015 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 01/20/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511555.01501/21/2021Ward Electric Company, Inc.

At 11:45 a.m. on January 20, 2021, Employee #1, employed by a power line constru ction company, was working from the personnel basket of a crane and erecting a s teel transmission structure. The basket's hydraulic controls malfunctioned, cau sing the basket to pin and crush the employee against the structure. Employee # 1 was killed.

Keywords: aerial lift, basket, caught between, construction, crane, crushed, equipment failure, hydraulic crane, metal pole, personnel cage, pinned, power line worker, power trans appar, steel erection
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition   20 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1511555.015 49 M Fatality Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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