Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 904797 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Crane Boom
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|123986382||05/11/1996||1794||0||Blankenberger Brothers Inc|
Abstract: On May 10, 1996, Employee #1 was helping coworkers tear down a Bucyrus Erie lattice boom crawler crane. The employees had just undone the load block when Employee #1 walked to a part of the boom where two sections were joined together. He removed one connecting pin with his hand, then went under the boom to knock out the other pin. The boom collapsed on top of Employee #1. He sustained multiple fractures and lacerations from his head to his abdomen and was killed. There were several causal factors related to this accident including working under the boom and failure to block or crib the boom or to move the pendant lines before removing the connecting pins.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||123986382||Fatality||Other||Heavy equipment mechanics|