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Accident: 977074 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Boom Collapses

Accident: 977074 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 08/10/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10552822808/12/19871622Scott Bridge Company Inc

Employees #1 and #2 were members of a bridge construction crew that was using an American 100 ton capacity crane to move a 44,300 lb template into place. Employee #1 was standing on the barge on which the crane was mounted, and Employee #2 was on the barge arranging the rigging to hook up the template to the crane's two wire rope lifting cables. The boom collapsed and fell, striking Employee #1 on the back and pinning him against the barge dock. He was killed. Employee #2 was knocked into the river by a cable that whipped across the barge when the boom collapsed. He was wearing a life vest and was pulled from the water by coworkers. He sustained multiple bruises and contusions on his legs and was hospitalized.

Keywords: barge, wire rope, collapse, crane boom, construction, river, struck by, falling object, crane

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105528228 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 105528228 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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