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Accident: 131065.015 - Employee Is Killed When Boom Crane Personnel Basket Falls

Accident: 131065.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/14/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1502341.01511/14/2020New River Electrical Corporation
At 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an el ectrical contractor, were working from a Manitex Personnel Basket, Model Number 6001232-002, Serial Number 262087, that was attached to a Manitex Boom Crane. T he basket was side loaded with a Honda motor, which created an uneven load. The employees were installing new electrical lines at a power substation. The cowo rker later reported hearing a pop while the basket was stationary, and the baske t swung out from underneath the employees and fell. The coworker, who was tied off to the crane boom, was left hanging. Employee #1, who was wearing a harness that may or may not have been tied off, fell while inside the basket, a fall he ight of 125 feet. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic head injuries and was killed.
Keywords: basket, blunt force trauma, construction, crane boom, crane load, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, head, installing, maintenance, personnel cage, power line worker, power lines, repair, tie-off, un
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair   100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1502341.015 30 M Fatality Electrical Power-Line FallDist: 125
FallHt:125
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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