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Accident: 14302988 - Employee Falls 40 To 45 Feet From Crane Hook To The Ground

Accident: 14302988 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 01/19/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11171658501/20/19950783Vaillancourt Tree & Landscape Svce.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on January 19, 1995, Employee #1 was trimming limbs from a spruce tree while suspended from the hook on an ARZO telescopic crane, model 310. He was suspended by a safety belt/boatswain's chair that was attached to the crane's hook by a rope lanyard; the lanyard ran through the hook with both ends attached to the safety belt. While Employee #1 was being lowered, the safety latch on the hook released and the rope lanyard slipped off the hook, causing Employee #1 to fall 40 to 45 feet to the ground. He suffered broken bones and internal injuries that required hospitalization.

Keywords: fracture, bosun chair, crane hook, safety belt, lanyard, crane

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111716585 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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