Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14468839 - One Killed, One Injured When Clutch Fails And Load Falls
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|17837188||12/09/1986||1791||0||Walton Towers Incorporated|
Abstract: Employees #1 and #2 were working on the construction of a microwave tower. They were riding up with a load when the clutch either failed or was not engaged, and the load fell. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was injured. The primary cause of this accident was the employer allowing workers to ride with the loads. In addition, the following defects contributed to the accident: the notches on the clutch locking systems were worn; the clutch pull rod was bent; the dogs in the clutch engaging system were worn; and a wad of grease covered a section of dogs when the clutch was engaged.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||17837188||Fatality||Other||Occupation not reported|
|2||17837188||Hospitalized injury||Electric Shock||Occupation not reported|