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Accident: 97031.015 - Employee Is Injured When Section Of The Boom Falls On Leg

Accident: 97031.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227427.01504/25/2017Bellingham Marine Industries, Inc.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on March 30, an employee was attempting to dismantle the boom from the crane so the crane could be loaded onto a truck next to the l aunch ramp. The boom was resting on a barge and the crane was positioned on a la unch ramp at a marina. The tide had gone down a little making the boom unlevel. The pin was difficult to remove so the employee got under the section of boom to remove the pin and when he did, the section of boom fell onto his right leg. Th e employee stated in an interview that he had not noticed how rapidly the tide h ad gone down, making the boom unlevel. The employee stated that he had not cribb ed or secured the boom prior to dismantling. The crane was an FMC Linkbelt manuf actured 1979, Serial Number 9LRA5540.

Keywords: barge, boom, crane, dismantling, falling object, fracture, leg, pinned, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1227427.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Crane Operator

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