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Accident: 14219554 - One Employee Killed And Two Injured By Crane Hoist

Accident: 14219554 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 11/01/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10762661611/01/19904491Ceres Gulf, Inc.
Employee #1, a 52-year-old longshoreman, was working aboard an ocean-going vessel, the Renate Schulte, at city dock #29, at the port of Houston, TX. He was off-loading containers from the aft end of the #2 hatch using a rented mobile shore crane, with an operator. The crane boom did not have any load on its hook when it fell across the ship. As the boom was falling, the crane's main hoist, four-part block, swung in the tween-deck, on the starboard side of the vessel, striking and killing Employee #1, and injuring Employees #2 and #3.
Keywords: longshoring, crane boom, work rules, mobile crane, hoist, ship, off loading, struck by, crane block, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107626616 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 107626616 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 107626616 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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