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Accident: 14495493 - Employee Injured When Struck By Crane Boom, Later Dies

Accident: 14495493 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/30/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10363637906/10/19861622Whittwear Construction Company, Inc.

Employee #1, age 20, was removing a portion of the boom of a Lorain 325 25-ton wheel-mounted mobile boom crane. His lead man, the crane operator, was occupied elsewhere. Contrary to his instructions, Employee #1 removed the tip of the crane by taking out the bottom pins first. When the bottom two pins of the four pin attachment were removed, the boom collapsed onto the lower portion of his body. Employee #1 died nearly a week later of heart failure. He was working alone and of his own will.

Keywords: dismantling, collapse, pin, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, mobile crane, construction, cardiac arrest, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103636379 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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