Inspection: 1533631.015 - Jenkins Displays Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights
Jenkins Displays Co.
1240 E Chain Of Rocks Road
Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
1910 Hollow Drive, Vandalia, IL 62471
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 339950/Sign Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/19/2021
Case Closed: 01/06/2022
At approximately 3:13 p.m. on May 28, 2021, an employee was working in a personnel basket that was connected to a boom of truck crane. The crane was a Sky Hook, Model 130 boom, and was mounted to a flatbed trailer. The trailer was a Monon Corporation, Model OD 100a 10 trailer with a serial number of 1NNJOO1XLM139006. The employee was with two other workers on the site. The weather was overcast and dry. The employee was attempting to remove a frame of a backlit sign fixture to replace the plastic insert with a new one. The crane did not have any controls in the basket to control the height of the boom but did have a manual leveling device to secure the angle of the basket. No attachment point was discovered for fall protection on either the basket or the boom. The crane had only a visual operations inspection by the users prior to its use. The crane had not been inspected for defects. The basket was attached to the boom by a tube that was bent and damaged near the connection point. During the removal of the frame, the employee fell approximately 60 feet to a concrete/asphalt parking lot. The employee fell when the basket separated from the boom. The employee received blunt trauma injuries to his head and chest that
Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, crane, crane boom, fall