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Accident: 99517.015 - Employee Is Struck By Crane Outrigger And Leg Requires Amput

Accident: 99517.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 09/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1268021.01510/04/2017R & I Construction, Inc.

At 2:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017, Employee #1, the foreman, and Coworkers #1 a nd #2, employed by a construction company, were working at a multiemployer proje ct, a bridge construction. They were dismantling a mobile crane for transport o ff-site. In an attempt to lift the crane's rear outrigger, which weighed 5,600 pounds, and to place it on a carry-all trailer, Employee #1 used a worn/tattered double leg synthetic sling to rig the outrigger. As the outrigger was being li fted, the sling failed and released the outrigger, which deflected off the trail er's edge and rolled over Employee #1's leg. Emergency services were called, an d Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted. His leg injuries re quired the amputation of the lower leg.

Keywords: amputation, construction, crane, dismantling, equipment failure, leg, outrigger, rigging, sling, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1268021.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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