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Accident: 200901163 - Employee Killed After Being Struck By A Crane'S Bucket

Accident: 200901163 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 10/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10914785010/23/20021611Tic - The Industrial Company

On October 23, 2002, Employee #1 was taking the measurements of a clam shell bucket on the American crawler crane. The crane was landed over unstable wood cribbing positioned on a sloped surface, causing the bucket to fall over on Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed. The accident was caused because the surface that the clam shell bucket was placed on was unstable. The clam shell bucket not being safely positioned, secured, or blocked before tension was released on the holding line. The soil under the wooden cribbing where the clam shell bucket was placed and the wood cribbing that was placed between the barge for the crane and the river bank was not level. The earthen material underneath the wooden cribbing was observed to have cracks and fissures, indicating that the movement of the barge during the operation of the crane and during the water river changes. These factors created an unstable surface to safely place the clam shell bucket.

Keywords: barge, measuring device, unsecured, unstable surface, struck by, slope, crane
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109147850 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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