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Accident: 170179022 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 170179022 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11221598308/17/19901629Ventura Co., Flood Control

Employee #1 was working for Ventura County (CA), dismantling a crane boom. He was under the 30 ft section of the boom, knocking out the pins to dismantle the 70 ft section, when the boom fell on him. Employee #1 was transported to St. John's Hospital, where he underwent corrective surgery on his left leg. Coworkers stated that the boom was neither shored nor blocked. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 3203(a)(1) and T8CCR 4992.

Keywords: dismantling, blocks, crane boom, work rules, construction, shoring, struck by, falling object, crane, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 112215983

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