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Accident: 3949.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Crane Tips Over

Accident: 3949.015 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 11/03/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
108702.01511/05/2011Trucano Construction Company

At 3:00 p.m. on November 3, 2011, two employees were loading a 150 by 30 foot co ncrete decked barge with pile-driving equipment. A P&H Model 30336 Lattice Boom crawler crane was used to lift and place an ICE Model 216 Vibratory Hammer and associated ICE Model 175 Power Unit. The vibratory hammer had been placed on th e bow end of the barge. After releasing the rigging on the hammer, Employee #1 returned to the barge landing where the associated power unit had been placed. Employee #2 rigged the power unit for the lift, gave the "Okay" signal to Employ ee #1 to commence the lift, and the lift commenced. Employee #2 returned to the barge, passed on the blind side of the crane, and proceeded to the bow end of t he barge. Employee #2 had his back to the crane operation when he heard an abno rmal noise. He turned around to observe the crane beginning to tip over. The c rane was approximately 90 degrees to its tracks at this point. Employee #2 look ed directly at Employee #1 but could not recall if he had instructed the employe e to get out of the cab. Employee #1 did exit the cab and was crushed between t he crane cab and the bull rail of the deck barge. Employee #1 was killed by cru shing injuries to the head and upper body.

Keywords: barge, collapse, crane, crushed
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108702.015 75 M Fatality Crane and tower operators

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