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Accident: 14235642 - Employee Injured When Concrete Panel Falls On Mobile Crane

Accident: 14235642 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 04/02/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491097004/10/19851771Concrete Inc
Employee #1, a crane operator, and coworkers were installing precast concrete panels at a warehouse under construction at the Marvin Window Factory in Warrand, MN. Panel #3 was in place and welded to the sill. It had a safety jack on the east side but no jack could be put on the west side because the crane was in the way. Due to the way the building was being constructed, there was a wind tunnel effect. Apparently, a gust of wind caused the panel to move and break loose from the safety jack. The panel fell toward the outside, striking the crane and pinning Employee #1 behind the controls. He was struck a glancing blow, sustaining fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. He was expected to return work in about 30 days.
Keywords: chest, fracture, high wind, lung, pinned, concrete panel, construction, struck by, crane operator, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14910970 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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