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Accident: 119958858 - Two Employees Injured In Fall When Crane Boom Fails

Accident: 119958858 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11995885808/12/19975046Fortune Signs Corp
At approximately 7:24 a.m. on August 12, 1997, Employees #1 and #2 and two coworkers were engaged in a large commercial sign replacement project. They were using a Baldwin-Ward truck-mounted crane to access the sign structure, and were at a height of approximately 70 ft when a segment of the telescoping boom failed. Employees #1 and #2 were riding with the sign and sustained injuries when they fell. Employee #1 was transported to Bullhead Community Hospital, where he was treated and released. Employee #2 was transported by air ambulance to the University of Las Vegas Medical Center, where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: collapse, crane boom, truck crane, equipment failure, fall, mech mat handling, advertising sign, elevated work plat, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119958858 Hospitalized injury Amputation Assemblers
2 119958858 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Assemblers

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