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Accident: 14452494 - Employee Injured When Struck By Hoisting Block

Accident: 14452494 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 03/04/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10462165103/04/19881794Gerhardt & Berry Construction Co, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10465081703/04/19881522Marnell Corrao Associates
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10462166903/04/19881799A & Kw Crane Service, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10462167703/04/19881791Martin Iron Works, Inc

Employee #1 was walking next to a crane. The crane operator was using the upper block with a headache ball and the lower, ten-place hoisting block was secured in the normal fashion to the boom. The operator accidentally hit the brake with his left foot, releasing the locking mechanism for the lower block. The block swung into Employee #1, causing minor injuries.

Keywords: inattention, crane boom, construction, struck by, crane

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104621651 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Excavating and loading machine operators
2 104650817 Occupation Not Listed
3 104621669 Occupation Not Listed
4 104621677 Occupation Not Listed

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