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Accident: 14237309 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Crane Boom

Accident: 14237309 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/16/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
160839702/20/19851542Lem Construction Co Inc
Employee #1 was dismantling the boom of a Link Belt crawler crane, model IS 98 A #307. He lowered the boom, but left the peak of the boom 2 to 3 ft above the ground. It was not blocked or cribbed. While there was tension on the main pendants, he disconnected the bottom pins of a joint located behind the joint where the main pendants were connected. Boom sections rotated on the top pins, allowing the boom to fall and strike Employee #1 on the upper body. He was killed.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, construction, crushed, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1608397 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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