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Accident: 14298426 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 14298426 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 09/28/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1884266609/28/19879311Ocean City Wastewater Treatment Plant
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1884268209/28/19871799George T. Harkins, Inc.

Employee #1 was standing on the ground beside a tower crane that was being used to lift a 52-piece stack of 4 ft by 8 ft by 5/8 in. plywood. While the load was being lifted, the wire rope supporting the crane gantry broke, causing the gantry to fall. Employee #1 walked under the boom as it fell and was struck on the head and chest. He suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crane was being operated from ground level by a pendant control panel. The operator was located where he could not see whether anyone was under the boom or load.

Keywords: head, obstructed view, tower crane, work rules, equipment failure, chest, wire rope, crane boom, struck by, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18842666 Fatality Fracture Construction inspectors
2 18842682 Occupation Not Listed

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