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Accident: 124335.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Crane Overhaul Ball

Accident: 124335.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/26/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1465680.01502/27/2020R.B. Construction & Metal Fabrication, Llc
At 2:45 p.m. on February 26, 2020, a Link-Belt rough terrain crane (Model Number HSP-8040, Serial Number 53H4-651) was used to move a feed bin from its resting pad so the pad could be leveled and the bin have skids added to the legs to improve leveling of the bin. After the crane moved the bin back to its pad, the employee began to remove the hoist rigging from a feed bin leg. While in the process of completing the task, the overhaul ball from the secondary boom released and struck the employee. The employee received multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, rigging, blunt force trauma, crane, crane ball
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1465680.015 29 M Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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