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Accident: 14297063 - Truck Mounted Crane Failed; Operator Struck By Pallet Forks

Accident: 14297063 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 09/18/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1885587409/18/19863271Balcon, Inc.

EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DELIVERING A LOAD OF SPLIT-FACED STONE BLOCK, LOADED ON A FLAT BED TRUCK, TO A CONSTRUCTION SITE. THE PALLETS ARE UNLOADED USING A DICO 60-21 CRANE, MOUNTED ON THE TRUCK BED. AFTER ALL THE PALLETS HAD BEEN UNLOADED, EMPLOYEE #1 SWUNG THE BOOM INTO POSITION OVER THE TRUCK BED TO BE SECURED FOR TRANSPORTATION. THE HYDRAULIC HOIST CYLINDER, WHICH HAS A BLOCK OF SHEAVES THREADED INTO IT, BROKE, DROPPING THE PALLET FORKS. THE FORKS FELL TO THE TRUCK BED, THEN STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE UPPER BACK. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED.

Keywords: hydraulic cylinder, back, pallet, struck by, falling object, flatbed truck, crane

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18855874 Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, light

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