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Accident: 107869.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Crane Tips Over

Accident: 107869.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334631.01507/30/2018Blattner Energy Inc
At 5:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018, Employee #1 was moving the Manitowoc MLC 650 crane to another location to set up cans for the wind turbine. As he moved the crane up an incline from the bean field to the string road, the ground collapsed, due to the weight of the crane. The counter weights on the crane came off and broke the cab from its position, tipping over, and crushing and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: overturn, counterbalance, crushed, crane, struck by, collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1334631.015 57 M Fatality Concussion Crane and tower operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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