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Accident: 14300156 - Employee Killed When Struck By 50 Lb Steel Pulley Wheel

Accident: 14300156 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/12/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
283190704/14/19861741J. Turner Construction Company Incorporated

At approximately 8:25 a.m. on April 12, 1986, Employee #1 and two coworkers were stationed at the base of a Champion material hoist tower removing counterbalance weights from the hoist. An approximately 50 lb, 25 in. diameter steel pulley wheel with a traveling cable sheave was on the hoist tower approximately 60 ft above the ground. The sheave fell and struck Employee #1, killing him. The hoist was not being used that day and had been partially dismantled the day before in preparation for removal from the work site. Subsequent investigation disclosed that the employer did not follow the manufacturer's specifications and instructions for disassembling the hoist, thus contributing to the accident.

Keywords: dismantling, work rules, construction, hoist, struck by, pulley, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2831907 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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